A loan of $925 helped a member to buy gari, palm oil, rice, etc. at wholesale.


Sayie Ii Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Sayie II” group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Waterloo, a small town in western Sierra Leone. They are seeking a loan of 800,000 SLL for each from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Abdul. Abdul is age 36. He was born in Masingbie village in northern Sierra Leone but he is currently residing in Waterloo, together with his wife and four children. His wife is a trader and two of his children are attending primary school, one is in secondary school and the last is not of school-going age. For 10 years now, Abdul has been selling gari (food made out of cassava roots), palm oil, rice, etc. With this loan, Abdul will buy the above-mentioned items at wholesale to add to his business.

In this group: Abdul Razak, Fatmata, Aminata, Fatmata , Mariatu



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