Total loan: $500

Hope To God Group

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Makeni, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Clothing

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A loan helped Buys shoes, clothes, palm-oil and rice in large quantities for sale.

Hope To God Group's story

Meet the members of the “Hope To God” group from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva to apply for a loan of SLL 500,000 for each. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions. Zainab C. is the leader of this group. Forty one year-old Zainab is married to a tailor and they have four children. Zainab has been a businesswoman for ten years now, selling shoes and clothes. With her share of this loan, Zainab is going to buy shoes and clothes at wholesale to add to her current stock. She will also use part of the loan to buy gallons of palm-oil and bags of rice for sale.