A loan of $600 helped a member to buy gallons of palm oil to add to her current stock.


Sabanor United Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Sabanor United” group. They are small-scale business people based in Waterloo, a small town in western 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 Rugiatu. Rugiatu is age 31; she was born in Roronk village. She is married to a trader, and the couple has five children: three in primary school, one in secondary school and one is not of school-going age. Rugiatu sells palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil). With the help of this loan, she is going to buy gallons of palm oil to add to her current stock.

In this group: Rugiatu , Alhassan B., Lamin , Ibrahim , Aminata
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