A loan of $600 helped a member to buy baskets full of dried fish to add to her current stock.


Mammuma Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Mammuma” group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Kenema, 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 respective businesses, make more profit and consequently improve on their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Massah. Massah is age 36; she was born in Kenema city where she is currently residing together with her husband and three children. Her husband is a businessman, and two of her children are attending primary school and the other is not of school-going age.

Massah has been a businesswoman for many years now. She sells dried fish. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy baskets full of dried fish to add to her current stock.

In this group: Massah , Lucinda , Mojama S., Mamie , Simeon
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