A loan of $600 helped a member to buy onions in large quantities to add to her current stock.


Honest Is The Best Policy Group's story

Meet the members of the “Honest is the Best Policy” group from Lunsar, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of SLL 500,000 each. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Zainab is the featured leader of this group. The 38-year-old is a native of Lunsar. She is married and has been doing business for many years now. Zainab sells onions. She has requested this loan in order to buy onions in large quantities to add to her current stock.

In this group: Zainab , Alie , Sward , Alex , Aminata
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