A loan of $600 helped a member to buy dozens of decorative flowers to sell.


Trust And Pay Group's story

Meet with the members of the “Trust and Pay” group from Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of 500,000 SLL for each person. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Dauda is the leader of this group. The 42-year-old is married to a trader and the couple has one child. Dauda has been a businessman for 26 years now. He sells decorative flowers. With his share of this loan, he is going to buy dozens of decorative flowers to add to his business.

In this group: Dauda, Alie, Samuel, Sallay, Fatmata
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