A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase additional inventory for her business.


Let's Unite Group's story

Fatmata K., Mariama C., Fatmata K. and Marion T. have gotten together to form the Let’s Unite Group to seek their first loan from SMT (a partner of Shine On Sierra Leone, Waterloo) and Kiva lenders. They are asking for a loan of 2 million LE in order to invest in their businesses.

Fatmata K. (second from right) is the group’s leader. She is married to a soldier, and together they have seven children who are currently attending primary and secondary schools.

For fifteen years, Fatmata has owned a shop outside Freetown where she sells Sierra Leonean staple goods such as rice, palm oil, and flour. With her portion of the loan, she hopes to expand her inventory and bring some additional income into the household.

In this group: Fatmata, Mariama , Fatmata, Marion



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