A loan of $750 helped a member to buy biscuits, cigarettes, chewing gum, etc. in bulk to add to her business.

God Bless Smt Group's story

In the photo are members of the “God Bless SMT” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Lunsar, a town 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 their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Iye. Iye is age thirty-four. She was born in Lunsar town, where she is currently residing together with her husband and four children. Her husband is a shoemaker and three of her children are attending secondary school.

For six years now, Iye has been selling biscuits, cigarettes, chewing gum, etc. With this loan, she will buy the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her business.

In this group: Marie, Mariama, Fatmata, Iye

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