Total loan: $550

Together As One Group

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Kabala, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Services

Together As One Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to pay for one more grinding machine.

Together As One Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Together As One” group. They are small-scale business entrepreneurs based in Kabala, a city in northern Sierra Leone. Together they are requesting a loan from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, increase their profit margin and consequently improve on their standard of living.

The featured leader of this group is Abubakarr. She is age 49. She was born in Kabala- Koinadugu district, eastern Sierra Leone. Abubakarr is married with two children, both of whom are attending secondary schools respectively. For 18 years now, Abubakarr has been grinding leaves in the market. In the sub Sahara Africa, we grow leaves, for example, potato leaves and Cassava leaves are the country's favorite cooking sauces.Abubakarr has turned this into her business, owning a small shop in the market, with multiple grinding machines. With this loan, she will pay for one more additional machine to add to her current inventory.