A loan of $825 helped a member to buy cigarettes, drinks, mints, chewing gums, etc. in large quantities to add to her business.


Sueamaya Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you members of the Sueamaya Group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek for a loan of SLL 700,000 each in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Elizabeth is the featured leader of this group. Elizabeth is 40-years-old; she is married with five children – two in primary school, two in secondary and one who is not of school-going age. Elizabeth sells cigarettes, drinks, mints, chewing gums, etc. She has been doing business for six years now. With the help of this loan, Elizabeth will invest in her business by buying cigarettes, drinks, mints, chewing gums, etc. in large quantities to add to her business.

In this group: Elizabeth , Sia , Naomie , Yei , Sarah
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