A loan of $750 helped a member to buy rice, palm oil, groundnuts, etc. wholesale to add to her business inventory.


Kuru Orbana Group's story

Marie is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Born in a village called Kolisuku, in northern Sierra Leone, fifty-five-year-old Marie is married and has five children. Her husband is a farmer and two of her children are in college. The rest are no longer attending schools. For over twenty years now, Marie has been selling rice, palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), groundnuts, etc. Marie and her group members have applied for a loan of 800,000 SLL for each from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions. Marie will use her share of the loan to expand her business; she will buy rice, palm oil, groundnuts, etc. wholesale to add to her business inventory.

In this group: Marie , Memuna, Fatmata , Fatmata
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