A loan of $775 helped a member to buy clothes and shoes wholesale to sell.

Sky Group's story

Meet the members of the “Sky” 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 each. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales, and consequently improve their living conditions.

Mariatu is the leader of this group. The 28-year-old is married to a taxi-driver and they have two children. Mariatu has been a businesswoman for many years selling ready-to-wear-clothes and shoes. With her share of this loan, she will buy clothes and shoes in wholesale to add to her current inventory.

In this group: Mariatu, Isatu, Ramatu, Rugiatu

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