A loan of $950 helped a member to buy groundnuts wholesale to add to her current ones.


Gbotema Business Women Group's story

Messie is the featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs. She was born in Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone, 40 years ago. She is married to a businessman and the couple has four children: one is attending primary school, two are in secondary school and one is in college. Messie has been in business for many years now. She has been selling groundnuts (peanuts).

Together, they are applying for a loan of 4,000,000 leones (SLL) from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more sales and, consequently, improve their living conditions.

Messie will use her share of the loan (800,000 SLL) to expand her business. She will buy groundnuts wholesale to add to her current ones.

In this group: Messie , Abie , Isata , Tenneh , Aminata



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