A loan of $575 helped a member to buy a larger quantity of pepper for sale.


Give Us Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Give Us” group. They are small scale businesswomen based in Kenema, a city in eastern 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 Zainab. Zainab is 32 years old. She was born in Kenema city where she is currently residing with her husband and 3 children. Her husband is a businessman and her children are attending primary and secondary schools respectively. Zainab sells pepper and has been running this business for many years now. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy a larger quantity of pepper for sale.

In this group: Zainab , Mariama, Hawa, Cecilia , Sai
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