A loan of $575 helped a member to buy salt, fish, margi, tomatoes, rice, sugar, etc. in bulk for sale.


One Word Iii Group's story

In the photo are members of the “One Word III” group. They are small scale businesswomen based in Kabala, 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 Isatu. Isatu is age 20; she was born in northern Sierra Leone. Isatu currently resides in Kabala town together with her husband and one child. Isatu sells salt, fish, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), tomatoes, rice, sugar, etc. She has been a businesswoman for 3 years now. With her share of this loan, Isatu is going to buy the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her business.

In this group: Isatu, Tigidankay, Hawa , Kadiatu, Fatma



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