A loan of $925 helped a member to buy cooking ingredients in bulk in order to produce more food for sale.

Blessing Group-Ii's story

Season’s greetings are coming to you from your borrowers in Koidu City, in eastern Sierra Leone. Members of the "Blessing II" group are very pleased to inform you that the previous loan they received from you has been very helpful in boosting their respective businesses. Each member of the group experienced vast improvements in their business.

Group leader Bintu, for example, has been able to build a six bedroom house out of the profit she makes from her business. She also pays school fees for her children out of the little profit she makes on a daily basis.

Having finished repaying that loan successfully, group members are again requesting a new loan, this time for 800,000 Leones for each. With the help of this new loan, their businesses will further improve both in size and quality.

The group leader, Bintu, will again use her share of the loan to buy cooking ingredients like rice, palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), tomatoes, Maggi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), onions, etc. in order to produce a larger quantity of cooked rice and sauce for sale.

(Also included in the photo is loan officer Edmond, in the white shirt)

In this group: Bintu, Fanta, Jeneba, Foday, Abie

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