A loan of $600 helped a member to buy palm oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, tomatoes, etc. to add to her business stock.


Business Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Business” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Koidu, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. Together, they are requesting a loan of SLL 2,500,000 in order to expand their respective businesses.

The featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs is Isatu, a 36-year-old. She was born in Sefadu, near the city of Koidu. Currently, she lives in Koidu with her husband, who is a driver. The couple's two children attend primary and secondary schools respectively.

For nine years now, Isatu has been selling palm oil (the country’s No. 1 cooking oil), onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, tomatoes, etc. With this loan, Isatu will buy palm oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, tomatoes, etc. at wholesale prices to add to her business stock.

In this group: Isha , Mary , Aminata , Isatu , Bintu
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