A loan of $625 helped a member buy and produce more drinks to sell.


Gbotema Ii Group's story

In the photo are members of the Gbotema II group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan that 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 standard of living.

The leader of this group is Abibatu K.. Abibatu is age 40; she was born in Tongo, a town in eastern Sierra Leone. Currently, she is residing and doing business in Kenema, together with her husband and two children.

Abibatu sells drinks and has been doing this business for eight years. With the share of this loan, she will expand her business by buying and producing more drinks to sell.

In this group: Abibatu, Mariama, Bintu, Lucia, Jeneba



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