A loan of $575 helped a member to buy a large quantity of fish to add to her business.


Tension Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Tension” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Lunsar, 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 Yeabu. Yeabu is 38 years old and was born in Mafukia, a village in northern Sierra Leone. Yeabu is married to a teacher and the couple has 4 children – 2 in secondary school and 2 in primary school. Yeabu has been a businesswoman selling fish for 12 years now. With her share of this loan, Yeabu is going to buy a large quantity of fish to grow her business.

In this group: Yeabu, Aminata, Aminata, Adama, Mariatu
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