A loan of $825 helped a member buy soft drinks, beer, butter, milk, cocoa, sugar, etc.


Lunsar Group's story

Meet the members of the “Lunsar” group from Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of SLL 800,000 for each. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Isatu S. is the leader of this group. The 30-year-old is married to a businessman and they have 2 children. Isatu has been a businesswoman for 8 years now; she sells soft drinks, beer, butter, milk, cocoa, sugar, etc. With her share of this loan, she will buy the above-mentioned items wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Isatu, Marie, Ramatu, Isatu
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