A loan of $600 helped a member to buy palm-oil, pepper, garden eggs(eggplant), etc. at wholesale prices.


God Bless Group's story

Mariatu K. is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Mariatu was born in Waterloo,a small town near Freetown. She is married to a gardener and the couple has three children who are attending primary school. For twenty-three years now, Mariatu has been selling palm-oil, pepper, garden eggs (similar to eggplant), etc.

This is the first loan that Mariatu and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions. Mariatu will use her share of the loan (500,000 SLL) to expand her business. She will buy palm-oil, pepper, garden eggs and more at wholesale prices to add to her current stock.

(Also included in the left of the photo is loan officer Edna B. Conteh, handing over the loan to the borrowers).

In this group: Mariatu, M'balu, Aminata, Aminata, Jenneh



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