A loan of $525 helped a member invest in his business.

Gara United Group's story

This is Mohamed T. and Aminata J.. They named their group Gara United. They are local entrepreneurs in Magburaka town. Mohamed sells “gara lapper” materials – white cotton cloth, inks, soda, powder, etc. “Gara lapper” is the term used for locally dyed cloth. Aminata sells market food. This is not the first loan that these entrepreneurs have received from Kiva through SMT. Previous loans have had a lot of meaningful impacts on the lives of these borrowers. Previous loans have enabled their businesses to grow and have improved their standard of living.

Mohamed T. (left) is the leader. He was born in Magburaka. He is 36, married to a businesswoman, and the couple has two children. One child is in primary school and the other is still quite young. Mohamed has more than fifteen years of experience in business. With this loan, he will buy a bale of white cotton and inks.

In this group: Mohamed , Aminata
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