A loan of $675 helped a member expand inventory and increase size of stand.

Alhamdulilai Group's story

This is the Alhamdulilai Group: Mariana F., Fatmata F., Kadiatu K., Rugiatu K., and Fatmata T.. The ladies sell food from stalls in their local market, and have such goods as tomatoes, onions, and hot peppers. They are seeking their first loan from Kiva and SMT, and hope that the 2.5 million Sierra Leonean leones will allow them to invest in their businesses and expand their inventory.

Mariana is the group’s leader. She is married to an NGO (non-governmental organization) worker and has four children. With the added income coming in from her business, Mariana will be able to supplement her household’s income and improve their overall standard of living.

In this group: Mariana, Fatmata, Kadiatu, Rugiatu, Fatmata

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