A loan of $675 helped a member to buy bananas, cassavas, pepper, salt, etc. at wholesale.

Camera Group's story

Ya Rugie K. who is pictured second from right is the leader of this group called “Camera group”. The 42-year-old woman lives in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone, with her husband and two children. One of her children is in secondary school and the other is not of school going age. Ya Rugie has been a businesswoman for 11 years now. She sells bananas, cassavas, pepper, salt, etc.

Ya Rugie has requested a loan of SLL 500,000 from Kiva field partner SMT in order to expand her business by buying the above-mentioned items at wholesale to add to her stock. This is the first loan members of the “Camera group” have requested from SMT/Kiva lenders.

In this group: Ya Rugie, Aminata, Safiatu, Mohamed , Isatu

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details