A loan of $825 helped a member to buy margi, rice, flour, sugar, etc. in wholesale to add to her current stock.

Bankoama Group's story

Meet with members of the Bankoama Group from Koidu, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org to apply for a loan of SLL 700,000 for each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Kumba is the featured leader of this group. The 27-year-old is married to a trader and they have six children. Kumba has been a businesswoman for four years now, she sells margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste) rice, flour, sugar, etc. With her share of this loan, she will buy the above-mentioned items in wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Kadiatu , Musu , Theresa , Aminata , Kumba
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Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details