A loan of $750 helped a member to buy clothes at wholesale to add to her business.


Try Hard Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Try Hard” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. This is the second 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 on their standard of living. The leader of this group is Sia. Sia is age thirty-six; she was born in Kenema city where she is currently residing together with her husband and three children. Her husband is a businessman and her children are attending primary and secondary schools. For twenty years now, Sia has been selling clothes. With this loan, she will buy clothes at wholesale to add to her business.

In this group: Sia, Hawa, Fatmata, Hasssanatu
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