A loan of $650 helped a member to buy materials, like white cotton cloth, ink, caustic soda, and powder, in order to produce a larger quantity of gara lappers (dyed cloth) to sell.


B & B Group's story

In the photo are members of the “B and B” group. They are small scale businesswomen based in Makeni, a city in Northern Sierra Leone. They are requesting a loan of 2,800,000 Leones for the group. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Jatu. Jatu is age 32; she was born in Makeni, where she is currently residing together with her husband and six children. Her husband is a motor mechanic, and five of her children are attending primary and secondary schools. For 20 years, Jatu has been a businesswoman. She makes and sells gara lappers (locally dyed cloth). With her share of this loan, she is going to buy gara lapper-making materials, like white cotton cloth, ink, caustic soda, and powder, in order to produce a larger quantity of gara cloth for sale.

In this group: Jatu, Adama



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