A loan of $475 helped to buy bales of used shoes and bags to add to his current stock.


Mohamed's story

In the photo is Mohamed, a small-scale businessman based in Kenema, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan this entrepreneur is accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, he will be able to expand his businesses, make more profit and consequently improve his standard of living. Mohamed is aged 34; he was born in Kenema city where he is currently residing together with his wife and two children. For six years now, Mohamed has been selling used shoes and used bags. With this loan, he will buy bales of used shoes and bags to add to his current stock.



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