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Total loan: $450

Gbotima Group

Kenema, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to buy cartons of onions, Maggi seasoning, pepper, and salt to be sold at retail.


Gbotima Group's story

Meet the members of the “Gbotima” group from Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a field partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of 500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) for each. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales, and consequently improve their living conditions.

Musu is the leader of this group. This 44-year-old is married and has three children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Musu has been a businesswoman for ten years now and sells onions, Maggi seasoning, pepper, and salt. With her share of this loan, she will pay for more cartons of onions, Maggi seasoning, pepper, and salt to add to her current inventory.