A loan of $750 helped a member to buy milk, sardines, drinks, etc., in large quantity.


Honest Labour Group's story

Meet with members of the “Honest Labour” group from Waterloo, a town in western Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of SLL 800,000 for each. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions.

Aminata J. is the leader of this group. The 40 year-old is married and has 3 children, 2 of whom are attending secondary school. Aminata has been a businesswoman for more than 5 years now. She sells milk, sardines, drinks, etc. With her share of this loan, she will buy the above-mentioned items at wholesale to add to her business.

In this group: Aminata, Nanah, Emma, Mamusu



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