A loan of $600 helped a member to buy a large quantity of "woso" to add to her business.

Woso Group's story

Meet members of the “Woso” 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 500,000.00 Sierra Leonean leones for each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions.

Fatmata is the leader of this group. The twenty-five-year-old is married to a motorbike taxi driver and they have two school-going children. Fatmata has been a businesswoman for three years now, she sells “woso” (a local substance with medicinal value). With her share of this loan, she will buy a large quantity of woso to add to her business.

In this group: Fatmata, Fatu, Isatu, Yeabu, Amie

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