A loan of $600 helped a member to buy palm oil, onions, margi, pepper, and other items at wholesale to add to her current stock.


Hands Together Group's story

Fatmata is the featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Fatmata was born 39 years ago in Makeni city. She is married to a businessman and the couple has 4 children who are attending primary and secondary schools. For 10 years now, Fatmata has been selling palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), onions, margi (use to give sauce a sweet taste), pepper, and other items. This is the first loan that Fatmata and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions. Fatmata will use her share of the loan 500,000 SLL to buy palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), pepper, and other items at wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Fatmata S., Marion , Aminata , Humu H., Ibrahim M.



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