A loan of $725 helped a member to buy onions, margi, rice, salt, sugar, etc. in large quantity to add to her stock.

Kalamera Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Kalamera” group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request a loan of SLL 1,000,000 for each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to further expand their respective businesses, make more sales and better profit, and consequently improve their living conditions.

The leader of this group is Mariatu. Mariatu is age 37. She was born in Magburaka town where she is currently residing together with her husband and three children. Her husband is a driver and two of her children are attending secondary school. For many years now, Mariatu has been selling market food including onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), rice, salt, sugar, etc. With her share of this loan, Mariatu will buy the above- mentioned items in large quantity to add to her business.

In this group: Mariatu , Abie , Mohamed
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