A loan of $950 helped a member to buy petrol, engine oil, etc. to add to his business.


Unity Group-I's story

In the photo are members of the Unity Group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Koidu, 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 featured leader of this group is Joshua. Joshua is age 36; he was born in Kailahun town but is currently living and doing business in Koidu, together with his wife and three children. His wife is a businesswoman, and two of his children are attending primary school. For ten years now, Joshua has been selling petroleum products. With this loan, he will buy petrol, engine oil, etc. in large quantities to add to his business.

In this group: Tawa, Joshua F., Ibrahim, Mabaindu, David



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