A loan of $600 helped a member to buy palmoil, rice, pepper, kola nuts, etc. at wholesale.


Lion Group's story

Ibrahim T. (first row left) is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Ibrahim was born in Yele village about thirty years ago. He is married to a businesswoman. The couple has two children who are not yet of school-going age.

For over six years, Ibrahim has been selling market food – palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), rice, pepper, etc. This is the first loan that Ibrahim and his group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Ibrahim will use his share of the loan (SLL 500,000) to expand his business. He will buy palm oil, rice, pepper, kola nuts, etc. at wholesale to add to his inventory.

In this group: Ibrahim, Zainab, Safiatu, Marie, Isatu
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