A loan of $950 helped a member to buy sugar, rice, oil, soap, etc. in large scale to add to her business.

Learn To Pay Group's story

Meet the members of the “Learn To Pay” group from Makeni, a city in northern 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 their living conditions.

Mohamed C. is the leader of this group. The 29 year old is married to a driver and they have two children. Mohamed has been a businesswoman for seven years now, she sells sugar, rice, oil, soap, etc. With her share of this loan, she will buy the above mentioned items at wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Mohamed, Ishmail, Kadiatu, Adama, Ramatha
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