A loan of $375 helped a member buy biscuits, sardines, sugar, milk, toothpaste, soap, etc. wholesale.

Friends United Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Friends United” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They are seeking a loan of SLL 400,000 for each from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their living conditions.

The leader of this group is Kadiatu K.. Kadiatu is age 35; she was born in Magburaka town where she is currently residing, together with her husband and 3 children. Her husband is a carpenter and her children are attending primary school. Kadiatu sells biscuits, sardines, sugar, milk, toothpaste, soap, etc. She has been running this business for many years now. With her share of this loan, she will buy the above-mentioned items wholesale to add to her business inventory.

In this group: Kadiatu, Haja, Marie , Ramatu
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