A loan of $575 helped a member to buy beans, ogiri, etc. at wholesale to add to her current stock.

Dry Fish Sellers Group's story

Aminata is the featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Born in Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone, Aminata is 35 years of age, married, and the mother of three children, one in primary and two in secondary school.

For many years now, Aminata has been selling market food such as beans, ogiri (a flavoring made from fermented seeds), etc. This is not the first loan that these entrepreneurs have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this new loan, however, they will be able to further expand their respective businesses, make more sales, and consequently improve their living conditions. Aminata will use her share of the loan to expand her business by purchasing more beans, ogiri, etc.

In this group: Fatmata, Sia, Aminata, Salamatu

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