A loan of $650 helped a member to buy bales of clothes, dozens of slippers and rubber bowls.


Sabarnor Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Sabarnor” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Makeni, a city in Northern Sierra Leone. These small-scale entrepreneurs have applied for a loan of SLL 500,000 for each from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to improve their businesses. The leader of this group is Fatmata K. who is pictured on the left in the first row. Fatmata was born in Makeni. She is approximately 26 years old and married with four children – two in primary school and two not of school-going age. Fatmata makes a living by selling clothes, rubber bowls and slippers. With her four years of experience in this business, Fatmata will use her share of this loan to buy bales of clothes, dozens of slippers and rubber bowls to add to her business.

In this group: Fatmata, Isatu, Neneh, Kadiatu, Fatmata
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