A loan of $600 helped a member to buy belts, caps, etc. in bulk to add to his current stock.


Oneness Group's story

In the photo are members of the Oneness group. They are small scale businesspeople based in Koidu, a city in Eastern 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 their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Patrick. Patrick is 32; he was born in Tankoro in eastern Sierra Leone, but he is currently residing in Koidu together with his wife and child. His child is a primary school pupil. Patrick has been a businessman for 10 years now. He sells belts, caps, etc. Patrick would like to use his share of this loan to further expand his business. He will use it to buy belts, caps, etc. in bulk to add to his current stock.

In this group: Patrick , Aminata , Abdulai , Mohamed , Tamba L.



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