A loan of $700 helped a member to buy milk, mayonnaise, butter, sugar, etc. in large quantity to sell.


Sabenty Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Sabenty” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are requesting a loan of SLL 1,000,000 for each 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 Aminata. Aminata is age 42. She was born in Makeni city where she is currently residing together with her husband and four children. Her husband is a businessman. One of her children is attending primary school and three are in secondary school. Aminata has been a petty businesswoman for 10 years now. She sells milk, mayonnaise, butter, sugar, etc. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy the above-mentioned items in large quantity to add to her business.

In this group: Aminata, Hawa, Rugiatu
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