A loan of $600 helped a member to buy flour, groundnuts and caustic soda in large quantities to add to her business.

Gbomuma Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Gbomuma” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Waterloo, a small town in western Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from Kiva partner, SMT. 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 Fatmata K.. Fatmata was born in Kono, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. Currently, she is residing in Waterloo together with her husband and five children. Her husband is a security guard and her children are attending school. For 12 years now, Fatmata has been selling flour, groundnuts and caustic soda. She has requested a loan in order to expand her business by buying the above mentioned items in large quantities to add to her business.

Also shown on the left of the photo is loan officer Edna B. Conteh, handing over the loan to the borrowers.

In this group: Fatmata, Ya Fullah, Mariatu, Aminata, Sia

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details