A loan of $775 helped a member to buy cooking ingredients in large quantities.

Go- Bifo Group's story

This photo shows the members of “Go-bifo”, a group of small-scale businesswomen based in Makeni, a town in northern Sierra Leone. This is the second loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With Kiva/SMT loans, they are able to expand their businesses, earn more profit and consequently improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Yeakain S., 30. She was born in Koinadugu district and currently resides in Makeni with her husband and four children, who are in primary school. Yeakain has been selling cooked rice for seven years. With her share of this loan, she will buy ingredients such as rice, palm oil, margarine and tomatoes, in large quantities.

In this group: Yeakain, Adama, Isata, Fatu
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