A loan of $650 helped a member to buy rice, cooking oil, pepper, etc.

Sam-Try Group's story

These are members of the Sam-Try Group. They run small-scale businesses based in Makama, on the outskirts of Makeni, in Northern Sierra Leone. This will be their first loan from SMT/Kiva. With the help of this loan, these entrepreneurs will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and better profit. Consequently, their living conditions will improve: they will at least be able to provide three meals a day for their children, pay their school fees, buy them clothes to wear, and pay their medical bills in case any of them falls sick.

Aminata K. is the leader of this group. Aminata was born in Makama village. She is 42 years of age, married to a lorry driver and they have one child who is attending secondary school. Aminata sells rice, cooking oil, pepper, etc. She has been running this business for seven years now. With the help of this loan, Aminata will buy more stock to add to her business.

In this group: Aminata, Salamatu, Isatu, Neneh, Fatmata
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