A loan of $1,000 helped a member to invest in a food-selling business.


One Way Group's story

This is Fatmata S., Ya Kaday T. and Fatu C.. They named their group One Way. Previous loans have had meaningful impacts on their lives. The last loan they received from Kiva through SMT was for Le 800,000.00 each. Now they are requesting a new loan for Le 1,000,000.00 each to enable them to further strengthen their businesses.

Fatmata S. (middle) is the leader of the group. Fatmata is thirty-five years of age. She was born in Makeni City, in Northern Sierra Leone. She is married to an architect and the two of them have three children. One of their children is in Junior Secondary School II (JSS II), another is in class four, and the last is not of school-going age. Fatmata sells market food in Makeni's second largest market. She has been in the market food business since childhood. With this loan, Fatmata will buy gallons of cooking oil, a bag of onions, a carton of “margi” and two cartons of tomatoes.

Fatmata faces no major challenges in her business. Business is going on fine and well for her. She enjoys doing her business and would like to see it grow. Her business is the only source of income for Fatmata. From this business, she and her husband pay for the children's schooling, feed the family and solve most of the household problems.

In this group: Fatmata , Ya Kadiatu, Fatu



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