A loan of $575 helped a member to buy dozens of slippers to add to her business.


Yeileh Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Yeileh” group. They are small scale businesspeople 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.

Salay is the leader of this group. She is 29 years old and was born in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. Currently, Salay is residing in Kenema with her husband and children. Her husband is a businessman too. Salay has been a businesswoman for many years and sells slippers. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy dozens of slippers to add to her business.

In this group: Salay , Jariatu , Abu , Lansana , Ramatu



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