A loan of $1,575 helped a member invest in her business.

Gbomboya Group's story

This group is called Gbomboya Group. Its members include Marie Fonah, Magret D., Rosaline K., Kadiatu B. and Mabinty M.. Previous loans from SMT/Kiva have created a significant impact on the lives of these entrepreneurs. Having repaid their last loan successfully, they are now requesting a loan of SLL 1,000,000 ($315 US) for each of them to further expand their businesses.

Marie Fonah (left) is the leader of the group. She was born in Makeni City, in northern Sierra Leone. She is forty years of age, married with five children. Her husband is a teacher and the children are still attending schools. Marie sells “gara lapper” or locally dyed clothes, rice, palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil) bananas, coconuts and so on. Marie will invest 80% of this loan into her gara lapper business.

In this group: Marie , Magret , Rosaline, Kadiatu, Mabinty
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