A loan of $500 helped a member purchase more inventory.

Young Trader Group's story

Here are Ibraham P., Ramatu C., and Isatu T.. They are local entrepreneurs based in Waterloo small-town, twenty miles from Freetown city. They named their group Young Traders. They are requesting a loan of Le 500,000 each to help them expand their businesses. This loan will be the first these entrepreneurs are receiving from STM/Kiva, a partner of Shine on Sierra Leone.

Ibraham (middle) is the leader of Young Traders group. Ibraham is age thirty-five. He was born in Freetown, is married to a businesswoman and they have three children together. Two of their children are in primary school and one is still very young. Ibraham started his business only last year. He sells market food wholesale. However, his business is small and cannot meet most of his customers' needs. He has thus applied for a loan from SMT, a partner of Shine on Sierra Leone, to enable him expand his business and be able to meet most of his customers' needs.

In this group: Ibrahim, Ramatu, Isatu

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