A loan of $825 helped a member to buy baskets of dried fish to add to her inventory.


Bassama Group's story

Issata is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. She was born in Gbense, in eastern Sierra Leone. Issata is married to an okada driver (motor bike taxi driver), and they have three children, one of whom is attending primary school. Issata sells dried fish of different types. She has been running this business for many years.

Issata faces a number of challenges in her business but, notwithstanding that, she has also had some great successes. She has been able to purchase a piece of land for the future construction of a family dwelling. Her greatest dream is to gain more financial support in order to further expand her business.

This Kiva loan will help mitigate her financial difficulties. She is going to use it to buy baskets of dried fish to add to her current stock.

(Also included in the photo is loan officer Edmond, in the white shirt, posing with his clients.)

In this group: Issata , Sia , Mariama , Kumba , Gladys



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