A loan of $650 helped a member buy shoes, dishes, cottons, soaps, creams, and women’s clothes.


Watch You Neiber Group's story

Here are members of the Watch You Neiber group. They are small scale businesswomen in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They have formed a group of five women to apply for a loan of SLL 500,000 for each member from SMT and Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they can attract more customers, make more sales and consequently improve their standard of living. The leader of this group is 28-year-old Zainab T.. Zainab is married to a police officer and they have two children who are attending primary school. Zainab has four years of experience in selling shoes, dishes, cottons, soaps, creams, and women’s clothes. With her share of this loan, she will expand her business by buying more inventory wholesale.

In this group: Zainab, Isatu, Salamatu , Mariatu, Yainkain
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