A loan of $925 helped a member to buy palm-oil, palm-wine and cigarettes in bulk to add to his business.


Sayyi Group's story

In the photo are members of the Sayyi group. They are small-business owners based in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They are seeking a loan of 4,000,000.00 Sierra Leonan Leones (SLL) from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is William. William is 51. He was born in the village of Mabontor. William is married to a trader and the couple has 11 children – four in primary school and seven in secondary school. For many years now, William has been selling palm-oil, palm-wine and cigarettes. With this loan, he will buy the above mentioned items in bulk to add to his business.

In this group: William, Jimmy, Mohamed, Mamusu



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