A loan of $475 helped a member to buy palm-oil, margi etc. in large quantities to add to her business stocks.


Ahmadiyya Traders Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Ahmadiyya Traders” group. They are small scale businesswomen based in Lunsar, a town in northern Sierra Leone. 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 standard of living.

The featured leader of this group is Hannah. Hannah was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. She is a widow with four children. Hannah has been a businesswoman for 25 years now. She sells market food: palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste) and other market food items. Hannah has requested a loan of SLL 500,000 in order to buy palm oil, margi etc. in large quantities to add to her business stocks.

In this group: Hannah , Memuna , Fatmata , Francess



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