A loan of $1,125 helped a member to buy palm oil, margi, salt, pepper, etc., wholesale to add to her current stock.


Kankalay Group's story

Serreh is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Serreh was born in southern Sierra Leone 46 years ago. She is married with six children – two in primary school, two in secondary school, and two in college.

For many years now, Serreh has been selling palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, etc. This is the first loan that Serreh and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, making more sales and consequently improving their living conditions.

Serreh will use her share of the loan (SLL 1,800,000) to expand her business. She will buy palm oil, margi, salt, pepper, etc., wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Serreh, Fatmata B., Aminata



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