A loan of $575 helped a member to buy cosmetics and drugstore items to sell.


Trust Association Group's story

Meet the members of the “Trust Association” group from Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a Kiva partner, to apply for a group loan of 500,000 SLL for each member. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, increase sales, and consequently improve their individual and family living conditions.

Alie is the leader of this group. He is 40 years old and married to a trader. The couple has three children who are attending primary and secondary schools. For the past ten years, Alie has been a businessman who sells drug store items and cosmetics. With his share of this loan, he will buy more medicines and cosmetics to add to his inventory.

In this group: Alie J., Kadiatu , Memuna , Kadiatu, Zainab
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