A loan of $575 helped a member to buy household utensils like dishes, pots, stoves, rubber bowls, etc.


Cry For Help Group's story

These are members of the “Cry for Help” group. They are small scale businesswomen in Waterloo, a small town in Western Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of 2,200,000 leones. With the help of this loan, these entrepreneurs will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and better profit.

The leader of this group is Isatu K.. Isatu was born in Yoni, a village in Northern Sierra Leone. She is 45 years old, married to a businessman and they have four children. Isatu sells household utensils like dishes, pots, stoves, rubber bowls, etc. She has been in this business for eight years now. With the help of this loan, Isatu will be able to buy her goods wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Isatu, Zainab, Isatu



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