A loan of $1,125 helped invest in her business.

Memunatu K.'s story

This is Memunatu K. D., age forty-two. Memunatu was born in Freetown. She currently resides in Waterloo where she is married and runs her business. Her husband is a monthly wage earner. They have two children – one in Junior Secondary School III and the other in class II. Memunatu is a dealer in cosmetics and boutique stocks – she sells clothes, trinkets, shoes, bags, body beauty creams etc. She has been in business for over twenty years now. This will be her very first loan from SMT, a partner of Shine on Sierra Leone in Waterloo. She is requesting a loan of Le 4,000,000 to help her strengthen her business.

With this loan she receives from SMT/Kiva, Memunatu is expecting a vast improvement in her business and increased profit. The increased profit will be reinvested into the business, some will be saved for future use and the remainder will be used to support her husband in providing food for their household and paying school fees and other school related charges for the children and meeting other daily financial challenges.

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