A loan of $650 helped a member buy a bale of used clothes to add to his business.


Deen United Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Deen United” group from Magburaka, a town in Northern Sierra Leone. They are petty businesspeople who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, in order to seek a loan of SLL 500,000 for each in the group. With this loan, they will be able to add more goods to their businesses, attract more customers, make more sales and profit and consequently improve their living conditions.

The leader of this group of entrepreneurs is thirty-three-year-old Umar Deen F.. Umar Deen was born in Lunsar, northern Sierra Leone. He is married and has two children. His wife is a businesswoman and one of his children is attending primary school. The other is not of school-going age. Umar Deen F. sells used clothes and has been running this business for ten years now. He will use his share of the loan to buy a bale of used clothes to add to his business inventory.

In this group: Umar Deen, Alie M., Hellen, Unice M., Alusine I.



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