A loan of $600 helped a member to buy rice, margi, salt, pepper, etc. in bulk to add to her business.


Faith In Action Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Faith In Action” group. They are small scale businesswomen based in Koidu, 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 profits and consequently improve on their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Betty. Betty is a native of Kono. She is married to a businessman, and the couple has three children. Her children are attending primary and secondary schools. Betty sells market food – rice, margi (used to give sauce enhanced taste), salt, pepper, etc. She has been in this business for six years now. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her business.

(Also included in the photo is Edmond A. Ndoinjeh, in the white shirt, handing over the loan to the borrowers.)

In this group: Betty, Yomba , Gbassay , Kumba, Bondu



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