A loan of $575 helped a member buy home products to sell.


Learn To Pay Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Learn to Pay” group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Makeni, a city 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 Fatmata. She is thirty years old. Fatmata was born in Makeni city, where she is currently residing together with her husband and two children. Her husband is a monthly salaried worker and one of her children is attending primary school.

Fatmata has been a businesswoman for fifteen years now. She sells dishes, coolers, glasses, plastic bowls, etc. With this loan, she will buy the above mentioned items in larger quantities to add to her business.

In this group: Fatmata , Musa, Aruna, Aminata, Isata



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