A loan of $950 helped a member to buy books, soaps, tooth-paste, batteries, milk, etc., in large quantity to add to his business.


Hope To God Ii Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Hope To God II” group from Waterloo, a small town in western Sierra Leone. They are small-business people who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, in order to seek a loan of SLL 4,000,000 for the entire group. With this loan, they will be able to add more goods to their businesses, attract more customers, make more sales and profit, and consequently improve on their living conditions.

The leader of this group of entrepreneurs is Ishmail K.. Ishmail was born in the village of Yoni, 47 years ago. He is married and has 6 children. His wife is a businesswoman and 5 of his children attending primary and secondary school. Ishmail sells books, soaps, tooth-pastes, batteries, milk, etc. and has been running this business for 10 years now. With his share of this loan, he will buy books, soaps, tooth-pastes, batteries, milk, etc. in large quantity to add to his business.

In this group: Ishmail, Hawa, Mamusu, Usman, Alie



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