A loan of $475 helped a member to buy drinks in large quantity to add to her business.


Agnes Group's story

Meet with members of the “Agnes” group from Makeni, a city in Northern Sierra Leone. They are local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of 1,000,000 Sierra Leonean Leones for each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to further expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Kaday, on the left, is the leader of this group. The 57-year-old widow has five children – two in secondary school and one in college. Kaday has been a businesswoman for more than eight years now. She sells soft and hard drinks. She also sells sugar, etc. With her share of this loan, she will buy drinks in large quantity to add to her business.

In this group: Kaday , Nasiratu



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