Total loan: $575

Bassama Ii Group

Koidu/Kono, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone / Food

Bassama Ii Group's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy baskets of dried fish to add to her current stock.

Bassama Ii Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Bassama II” Group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Koidu, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their standard of living. The featured leader of this group is Hawa. Hawa is age 40; she was born in Tankoro, Kono district, eastern Sierra Leone. She is married to a businessman and the couple has four children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Hawa sells dried fish and has been a businesswoman for three years now. With the help of this loan, she is going to buy baskets of dried fish to add to her current stock. (Also included in the right of the photo is Loan Officer Edward, posing with the borrowers).