A loan of $750 helped a member to buy items like milk, sugar, butter, mayonnaise, cheese, etc. to add to his current stock.


Chelsea Group's story

This photo shows two members of the "Chelsea" group, which is made up of small-scale businessmen based in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. The Chelsea group has borrowed from SMT/Kiva lenders in the past. With this loan, they will be able to grow their businesses further, make more profit and further improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Gibo. He is 32 years old, and was born in Kambia town. He currently lives in Makeni, with his wife and two children. His wife is also a businesswoman, one of his children is attending primary school and the other is not yet of school age. For many years now, Gibo has owned and run a grocery shop. With this loan, he is going to buy items like milk, sugar, butter, mayonnaise, cheese, etc. to add to his current stock.

In this group: Gibo Akim, Sheku



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