A loan of $600 helped a member buys soft drinks, gara lappers (dyed clothes) and charcoal.


Real Friends Group's story

Jeneba A. is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Jeneba was born in Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. Jeneba’s husband is retired and her three children attend primary school. Jeneba sells soft drinks, gara lappers (locally dyed clothes) and charcoal. She has been running this business for six years now.

This is the first loan that Jeneba and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions. Jeneba will use her share of the loan (500,000 SLL) to expand her business. She will buy the above mentioned items in large quantities to add to her business.

(Also included at the left of the photo is loan officer Edna B. Conteh, handing over the loan to the borrowers).

In this group: Jeneba, Mariama, Iye, Kumba, Binta



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