A loan of $1,000 helped a member to buy four bags of pepper and three barters of palm-oil.

Sisters In Business Group's story

David (left) is the leader of this group. He is fifty years of age. He was born in Yele Sanda village, four miles from Makeni City in northern Sierra Leone. He is married to a businesswoman and the two have eight children. Four of his children are in secondary school, three in primary school and one is still sucking. He has been a businessman for over twenty years now.

David sells market food. He sells pepper and palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil). With this new loan, he will expand on his business. He will be able to buy about four bags of pepper and three barters (five gallons make a barter) of palm-oil. He buys his goods from either the village called Kalamgba or Tambiama. A bag of pepper costs him Le 200,000 and a barter of palm-oil costd him Le 40,000 in either of these villages.

So far, David faces no serious challenge in his business that is worth noting. Business is going fine and smooth. He enjoys what he does for a living. To David and his colleagues in the group, an increase in profit means making their lives better. They will be able to take good care of their children, specifically with their educational and nutritional needs, and save some money for emergencies.

In this group: David, Marieno, Hawa

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