A loan of $875 helped a member to buy biscuits, toothpaste, toothbrushes, cigarettes, etc. wholesale to add to his business.


Go Try Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Go Try” group, small scale businesspeople based in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. 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 Abu Bakar, a native of Magburaka. He is 40 years old and married to a merchant. The couple has 5 children – 3 in primary school and 2 in secondary school. Abu Bakar has been a businessman for 10 years, selling biscuits, toothpaste, toothbrushes, cigarettes, etc. With this loan, Abu Bakar will buy these items wholesale to add to his business.

In this group: Abu Bakar, Adama, Mohamed Lamin, Fatu, Memunatu
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