A loan of $1,150 helped to buy clothes, suitcases, jewelry, etc., in bulk to add to her current stock.


Mariama's story

We are very pleased to present to you Mariama, a businesswoman in the clothing business in the eastern city of Koidu. A native of Carena Binkoro, Mariama is 30 years old and married to a building contractor. She and her husband have three children, who are attending primary and secondary schools. Mariama has come to SMT, a Kiva partner with headquarters in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, to access a loan of 5,000,000 Sierra Leonean Leone. Mariama has been selling clothes, suitcases, jewelry, etc., for seven years now. She has requested this loan in order to buy merchandise in bulk to add to her current stock. This will lead to more sales, increased profits and improvements in her family’s well-being.



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