A loan of $600 helped a member buy palm oil and beans.

Munafa Development Group's story

Isata is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. She was born in a place called Shenama in eastern Sierra Leone. She is 38 years of age. Isata is married to a tailor and the couple has 2 children – 1 is not yet of school-age and the other is in secondary school.

For 12 years now, Isata has been selling palm oil (the most popular cooking oil in the region) and beans. This is the first loan that Isata and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions.

Isata will use her share of the loan (SLL 500,000) to expand her business – she will buy palm oil and beans in large quantity to add to her business.

In this group: Isata, Jaminatu, Douda , Massah, Aminata

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