A loan of $525 helped a member buy wood to add to her current stock.

Good Luck Group's story

Pictured here are members of the Good Luck group from the small town of Waterloo, near Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. Members of this group are all local entrepreneurs in Waterloo, where 'Shine on Sierra Leone' partnered with SMT to start a branch. They are seeking a loan of SLL 2,000,000 from Kiva lenders in order to invest in their businesses. In this way, their businesses will expand both in size and quality. Consequently, they will be able to make more sales, better profit, and improve their living conditions.

The leader of this group of entrepreneurs is Salamatu S. pictured on the left. Fifty-year-old Salamatu was born in Makeni; she is married to a businessman and they have 5 children. Salamatu sells posts and boards. She has been in this business for 5 years now. She is seeking a loan of SLL 500,000 to further expand her business. She will use the loan to buy more wood from the provinces to add to her current stock.

In this group: Salamatu, Zainab, Isatu, Fatmata

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