A loan of $825 helped a member to buy electrical appliances in large quantity to add to his business.


Unity Group's story

In the photo are members of the Unity Group. They are small-scale businessmen 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 respective businesses, make more profits, and consequently improve their standard of living. The leader of this group is 30-year-old Julius. Julius was born in Kono, but he is currently residing in Waterloo, with his wife and three children. His wife is also in business, and two of his children are attending primary school. For many years, Julius has been selling electrical appliances. With his share of this loan, he is going to buy electrical appliances in large quantity to add to his business.

In this group: Yussif , Julius T, Alansan T, Saffia , Yayah M



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Loan details