A loan of $600 helped a member to buy cooking oil, fish, groundnuts, palm-oil, etc. in bulk to add to her business.

Argbomuma Women's Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Argbomuma Women’s” group from Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They are petty businesswomen who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, in order to seek for a loan of SLL 500,000 for each in the group. With this loan, they will be able to add more goods to their businesses, attract more customers, make more sales and profit and consequently improve on their living conditions.

The leader of this group of entrepreneurs is Fatmata. Fatmata was born in the village of Jumuka Faibu, 45 years ago. She is married to the village chief and the couple has 2 children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Fatmata sells market-food – cooking oil, fish, groundnuts, palm-oil, etc. She has been running this business for many years now. With her share of this loan, she will buy the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her business.

(Attached to this photo is a snapshot of Janneh, a borrower who was not able to be present for the group photo).

In this group: Fatmata, Adama, Janneh, Fatu, Jambu
*not pictured

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