A loan of $400 helped a member buy firewood to add to her business inventory.


Sabenty Enterprise Group's story

Here are members of the 'Sabenty Enterprise' group from the northern city of Makeni in Sierra Leone. They are small-scale entrepreneurs who have applied for a loan of SLL 500,000 each from SMT/Kiva. This will be their very first loan from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales, earn more profit and consequently improve their living conditions.

The leader of this group of borrowers is Zainab K., in the middle of the photo. The 35-year-old is married to a driver and they have 3 children – 2 in primary school and one in secondary school. For 2 years now, Zainab has been selling firewood. With her share of this loan, she will buy more firewood to add to her business inventory.

In this group: Zainab , Ya Isha, Aminata
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