A loan of $600 helped a member to buy charcoal, foo-foo (food made out of cassava roots), palm oil, etc., in bulk to add to her current stock.


Sabenty Traders 1 Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Sabenty Traders I” 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 on their standards of living.

The featured leader of this group is Aminata. Aminata is age 39; she was born in Masampa village, but she is currently residing in Waterloo, together with her husband and six children. Her husband is a driver, and two of her children are attending primary and secondary schools. For many years now, Aminata has been selling charcoal, foo-foo (food made out of cassava roots), palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), etc. With the help of this loan, Aminata will buy the aforementioned items in bulk to add to her current stock.

In this group: Aminata , Isatu , Isatu , Abie , Mariatu



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