A loan of $650 helped a member buy milk, sugar, butter, salt, toiletries, etc.


Red Lion Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Red Lion” group from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are petty businesspeople who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva in order to seek a loan of SLL 500,000 for each member of the group. With this loan, they will be able to add more goods to their business inventories, attract more customers, make more sales and profit and consequently improve their living conditions.

The leader of this group of entrepreneurs is Binta F.. Binta was born in the village of Gbembembu near Makeni. She is thirty-five years old. She is married to a businessman and they have four children, two of whom are attending secondary schools.

Binta sells provisions – milk, sugar, butter, etc. She also sells salt and toiletries. Binta will use her share of the loan to buy more goods to add to her business inventory.

In this group: Binta, Isatu, Marie, Alpha, Isatu



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