A loan of $925 helped a member buy flour and sugar to bake bread for sale.


One Word-Ii Group's story

In the photo are members of the “One Word II” group. They are small businesswomen based in Makeni, a city 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 on their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Kadija. Kadija is 27 years old. She was born in Lunsar town but is currently residing in Makeni together with her husband and 3 children. Her husband is a mine worker and 2 of her children are attending primary school (the other is not yet of school-going age). For 3 years now, Kadija has been baking and selling breads. With this loan, she will buy 5 bags of flour and 1 bag of sugar to bake a larger quantity of breads for sale.

In this group: Kadija , Fatmata, Salaymatu , Fatmata, Fatmata
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