A loan of $625 helped a member to buy seven dozen plastic buckets for sale.

Stand Fast Group's story

Meet the members of the “Stand Fast” group from Lunsar, a town in Northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of 500,000.00 SLL each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales, and consequently improve their living conditions.

Isha is the leader of this group. The twenty-eight-year-old is married to a motor mechanic, and they have two children. Isha has been a businesswoman for five years now; she sells plastic buckets (for storing drinking water) and bathing bowls. With her share of this loan, she will expand her business by buying seven dozen plastic buckets for sale.

In this group: Isha, Maseray, Lice, Afie, Marie

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