A loan of $525 helped a member buy soaps, toothpaste, drinks, batteries wholesale.

Mayira Group's story

These are small-scale businesswomen in Mayira, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to seek a loan of SLL 500,000 for each to enable them to expand their businesses. With a loan of SLL 500,000, they will be able to add more stock to their businesses, make more sales, and more profit. Consequently, they will be able to improve their standard of living by sending their children to school, feeding and clothing them.

Alfred M. K. is the leader of this group. He was born in Yoni village, 35 years ago. He is married and has 3 children. His wife is a businesswoman and his children are attending school.

Alfred sells soap, toothpaste, drinks, batteries, etc. He has been doing this business for 10 years now. With his share of the loan, he will expand his business by buying soaps, toothpastes, drinks, batteries wholesale.

In this group: Alfred M., Kadiatu, Marie, Haja N.
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