A loan of $375 helped a member to buy large quantities of palm oil and gari, etc. to add to her existing stock.


Alafia Group's story

Isatu is the featured leader of this group of two. She was born in Gberay Junction village in northern Sierra Leone 41 years ago. She is married to a businessman and the couple has three children, two of whom are attending secondary school. For seven years now, Isatu has been selling palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), tomatoes, gari (food made out of cassava roots), etc.

This is the first loan for which Isatu and her group member have applied from SMT/Kiva lenders. Together, they are requesting a loan of 1,600,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) to help boost their businesses both in terms of size and quality. Isatu will use her share of the loan (800,000 SLL) to buy large quantities of palm oil and gari, etc. to add to her existing stock.

In this group: Isatu , Fatmata A.
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