A loan of $475 helped a member to buy onions, peppers, tomatoes, etc. at wholesale to add to her current ones.


Because Of Group's story

Meet with the members of the “Because Of” group from Magburaka, a town in Northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of 500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) for each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales, and consequently improve on their living conditions.

Fatu is the leader of this group. The forty-five-year-old is married to a teacher and they have five school-going children. Fatu has been a businesswoman for twenty-one years now. She is currently selling onions, peppers, tomatoes, etc.

With her share of this loan, she will buy the above mentioned items at wholesale to add to her current ones.

In this group: Mamusu, Isatu, Emma, Fatu



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