A loan of $575 helped a member to buy palm oil and pepper wholesale.

Women In Need Group's story

Meet the members of the “Women In Need” group from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of SLL 800,000 per member. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Abie is the leader of this group. The 38-year-old is married to a police officer and they have 4 children. Abie has been a businesswoman for many years now, selling palm oil and pepper. With her share of this loan, she will buy these items at wholesale to add to her business.

In this group: Abie, Sallay, Abiosen
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