A loan of $750 helped a member to buy palm oil, onions, margi, pepper, and other items at wholesale prices.

Trust And Pay I Group's story

Meet with members of the “Trust and Pay I” group from Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of SLL 800,000 for each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Fatmata is the featured leader of this group. The 39-year-old is married to a trader and they have three children. Fatmata has been a businesswoman for many years now. She sells palm oil, onions, margi, pepper, etc. With her share of this loan, she will buy the above-mentioned items at wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Fatmata , Samuel , Ruguie , Adama
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