A loan of $500 helped a member to buy cooking ingredients (palm-oil, rice, fish, tomatoes, etc.) at wholesale in order to expand her business.


Sober Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Sober” group. They are small scale businesswomen based in Kabala, a town in northern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their standards of living.

The leader of this group is Tenneh C.. Tenneh is 35 years old. She was born in Freetown but she is currently residing in Kabala with her husband and 4 children. Her husband is a businessman and 3 of her children are attending primary school. Her eldest child is in secondary school. For 18 years now, Tenneh has been selling cooked rice, meat and vegetables. With her share of this loan, she will buy cooking ingredients – palm-oil, rice, fish, tomatoes, etc. at wholesale prices, in order to expand her business.

In this group: Tenneh , Symithy, Finah



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