A loan of $600 helped a member buy cooking ingredients, such as rice, palm oil, tomatoes, onions and salt in bulk.


Best Ladies Group's story

Pictured are the members of Best Ladies Group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Waterloo, a small town near Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their standard of living.

The featured leader of this group is Kadiatu. Kadiatu is 28 years old; she was born in Kono city, in eastern Sierra Leone but is currently residing in Waterloo, together with her husband and children. For many years now, Kadiatu has been selling cooked rice with delicious sauce. With this loan, she will buy cooking ingredients, such as rice, palm oil, tomatoes, onions and salt in bulk to avoid buying these items at retail prices.

In this group: Kadiatu , Bintu , Kadiatu , Jeneba , Finda
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