A loan of $550 helped a member to buy gallons of palm oil to add to her business.


Trust And Pay Ii Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Trust and Pay II” group. They are small scale businesswomen based in Kenema, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve on their standard of living. The leader of this group is Amie. Amie is age 30. She was born in Kenema city where she is currently residing together with her husband and 2 children. Her husband is a trader and her children are attending primary and secondary school. For 10 years now, Amie has been selling palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil). With this loan, Amie will buy gallons of palm oil to add to add to her business.

In this group: Amie , Miatta , Mamie , Kadiatu , Jebbe
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