A loan of $950 helped a member to buy palm oil, onions, salt, pepper, fish, etc., at wholesale to add to her inventory.


Rodis Group's story

Meet the members of Rodis Group from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of 800,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales, and, consequently, improve their living conditions.

Isatu is the leader of this group. The 39-year-old is married to a businessman, and they have two children—one in primary school and one in secondary school. Isatu has been a businesswoman for many years now. She sells palm oil, onions, salt, pepper, fish, etc. With her share of this loan, Isatu will buy the above-mentioned items at wholesale to add to her inventory.

In this group: Isatu, Isatu, Mary, Hannah, Fatmata



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