A loan of $700 helped a member to buy a bale of used clothes to add to her current stock.


We The Woman Dem01 Group's story

Meet the members of the “We The Woman Dem” group from Waterloo, a town in western Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of 500,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) for each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more sales and consequently, improve on their living conditions.

Salaymatu is the featured leader of this group. The 47-year-old is married to a building contractor, and they have two children who are attending primary and secondary schools, respectively. Salaymatu has been a businesswoman for seven years now; she sells used clothes. With her share of this loan, she will buy a bale of used clothes to add to her current stock.

In this group: Salaymatu , Isatu Ii, Isatu I., Aminata , Fatmata , Fatmata



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