A loan of $575 helped a member to buy palm oil at wholesale to add to her current stock.


One Word Organisation Group's story

Aminata is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Aminata was born in Segbema, near Koidu city in eastern Sierra Leone about 36 years ago. She is married to a businessman, and the couple have two children, who are attending primary and secondary schools.

For over three years now, Aminata has been selling palm oil (the most popular cooking oil in the country). This is the first loan that Aminata 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, make more sales, and consequently improve on their living conditions.

Aminata will use her share of the loan (SLL 500,000) to expand her business. She will buy palm oil at wholesale to add to her current stock. (Also included at right in the photo is Edward, the loan officer, handing over the loan to the borrowers.)

In this group: Aminata , Jeneba , Isata , Finda , Sia
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Loan details


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Loan details