A loan of $425 helped a member invest in her business.


Sam Try Group's story

Hawa B. (left) is the leader of this group. Hawa owns a kiosk where she sells provisions such as cans of milk, sugar, mayonnaise, cheese, butter, breads, etc. She also sells market foods like palm oil – the country’s most popular cooking oil. Hawa has been a businesswoman for six years now. Hawa lives in Makeni together with her husband and two children. Hawa’s husband works for two of the leading mobile networks in the country as a sales agent. Her twin children are attending primary school and are in class II. Hawa was born in Mabolo, in the Kambia district of Northern Sierra Leone about 28 years ago.

This loan is for members of the Sam Try group. They are small scale entrepreneurs in Makeni city, in Northern Sierra Leone. They have applied for a first-time loan of Le 1,500,000 from SMT/Kiva, in order to help themselves improve their businesses and living conditions.

In this group: Hawa, Mabinty, Ibrahim
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