A loan of $700 helped a member to buy bales of clothes to add to her current stock.


Go Try 1 Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Go Try” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Waterloo, a town in Western Sierra Leone. This is the first 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 leader of this group is Elizabeth. Elizabeth is age 52. She was born in the small town of Mile-Ninety-One in northern Sierra Leone. Today she is residing in Waterloo, together with her husband and 4 children. Her husband is a businessman and her children are attending primary and secondary schools.

For many years now, Elizabeth has been selling clothes. With this loan, she is going to buy bales of clothes to add to her current stock.

In this group: Kadiatu , Tigidankay , Aminata , Elizabeth , Fatmata , Aminata
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