A loan of $675 helped a member invest in his business.


Sabenti Group's story

These are members of the Sabenti Group. They are small-scale entrepreneurs in Makeni city in northern Sierra Leone. They have applied for a loan of 2,500,000 Sierra Leonean leones (or Le 500,000 for each) for the first time from SMT/Kiva in order to help themselves improve their businesses and living conditions.

Abu K. (pictured on the left) is the leader of the group. Abu was born in a village call Yele in the Tonkolili district in northern Sierra Leone. He is approximately 55 years of age. Abu is married with four children. His wife is a businesswoman and the children are attending primary and secondary schools respectively. Abu sells used clothes and has been in the business for more than 25 years.

In this group: Abu , Ibrahim, Alpha , Mariatu, Bai



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