A loan of $650 helped to buy materials like ink, caustic soda, powder, etc. for the production of a larger quantity of gara cloth for sale.


Mohamed T.'s story

Mohamed is a 35-year-old man who is a native of Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. He is married and has eight children. Three of his children are attending primary school and five are attending secondary school.

Mohamed has worked in a sugar-producing company for 10 years. In addition to his work at the company, he is also an agriculturist and a businessman.

Mohamed has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of SLL 2,750,000 in order to meet his most immediate and most pressing financial needs. And the end of each month, he can easily repay the loan, using his monthly salary. It is the company’s financial manager who deducts his repayments and repays SMT/Kiva lenders on his behalf.

He is going to invest part of this loan in agriculture and part in business. He will buy gara producing materials like ink, caustic soda, powder, etc., for the production of a larger quantity of gara cloth (traditional dyed cloth) for sale.



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