A loan of $600 helped a member to buy palm-oil, margi, onions, ogeri, etc. at wholesale prices.


Dry Fish Sellers Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Dry Fish Sellers” group. They are small scale businesswomen based in Waterloo, a small town in Western Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve on their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Aminata L.. Aminata was born in Kenema, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. However, she is currently residing in Waterloo together with her husband and three children. Her husband is a soldier and her children are attending primary school. For twenty-two years now, Aminata has been selling palm-oil, margi (flavoring), onions, ogeri, etc. With this loan, she will buy the above mentioned items at wholesale prices to add to her business.

In this group: Aminata , Fatmata , Sia, Kadiatu, Salamatu
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