A loan of $800 helped a member to buy rice, onions, palm-oil, pepper, margi, etc. in bulk to add to her current stock.


Hand In Hand Group's story

Mary is the featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Mary was born in Koidu city 28 years ago. She is married to a technician and the couple has four children, three of whom are attending primary and secondary schools. Mary sells market food, such as rice, onions, palm-oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), pepper, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), etc. and has been doing business for five years now. With the help of this loan, Mary and her group members will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more sales, and consequently improve their living conditions. Mary will use her share of the loan (800,000 Sierra Leonean Leones) to buy rice, onions, palm-oil, pepper, margi, etc. in bulk to add to her current stock.

In this group: Mary , Mohamed A., Sia , Josephine , Abibatu
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