A loan of $800 helped a member to buy milk, Ovaltine, sugar, butter, rum, canned drinks, etc.


Go Try Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Go Try” 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 for a loan SLL 3,000,000 from Kiva lenders in order to invest in their businesses.

M’balu K., 41, pictured in the middle, is the leader of the group. M’balu was born in a place call Masimgbi. She is married to a businessman and they have five children. M’balu has been a businesswoman for more than five years now. She owns a small kiosk where she sells provisions: milk, Ovaltine, sugar, butter, rum, canned drinks, etc. With this loan, M’balu will buy these items wholesale to add to her business.

In this group: M'balu , Mohamed M., Kelly
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