A loan of $975 helped buy toothpaste, air-fresher, drinks, powdered milk, sardines, candles, soaps, etc. in large quantity.


Manjula's story

Manjula S. is a forty-year-old woman. She was born in Kabala, a town in northern Sierra Leone. Manjula is married and has three children. Her husband is a health inspector and two of her children are attending primary school and one is in secondary school. Manjula sells toothpastes, air-fresher, drinks, powdered milk, sardines, candles, soaps, etc. She has been a businesswoman for ten years now. Manjula S. has requested for a loan of SLL 4,000,000.00 from Kiva field partner, Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), in order to expand her business. She will use the loan to buy the above mentioned items at wholesale to add to her current stock. In this way, her business will improve both in size and quality, attracting many customers into her business.



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