A loan of $650 helped a member to buy clothes and shoes in large quantity.


Gbla Group's story

In the photo are the members of the “G.” group. They are women with small-scale businesses based in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. These entrepreneurs have applied for a loan of SLL 500,000 each from SMT/Kiva in order to improve their businesses.

The leader of this group is Agnes K. who is thirty-seven and was born in Magburaka. She is married with four children: two in primary school and two in secondary school.

For eight years now, Agnes has made a living through selling ready-to-wear clothes and shoes. She is requesting this loan in order to buy clothes and shoes in large quantity to add to her stock.

Attached to this photo is a snapshot of a borrower who was not able to be present for the group photo.

In this group: Agnes, Isatu, Ramatu , Fatu, Esther



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