A loan of $600 helped a member to buy cooking oil, rice, tomatoes, etc., wholesale to add to her current stock.


Victory Group's story

Beatrice is the featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Beatrice was born in Sewafeh, in eastern Sierra Leone, 35 years ago. She is married to a teacher, and the couple has four children, three of whom are attending primary and secondary schools. For four years now, Beatrice has been selling cooking oil, rice, tomatoes, etc.

This is first the loan that Beatrice and her group members have applied for 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. Beatrice will use her share of the loan (500,000 SLL [Sierra Leone leones]) to expand her business; she will buy cooking oil, rice, tomatoes, etc., wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Beatrice Buck, Abu , Mabinty , Aminata , Kadiatu



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