A loan of $600 helped a member to buy bags of charcoal to add to her current stock.


Honest Debt I Group's story

Meet with members of the “Honest Debt I” 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 2,500,000 SLL (500,000 SLL 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.

Kadiatu is the featured leader of this group. Kadiatu sells charcoal. She has been doing this business for many years. She has requested this loan in order to buy bags of charcoal to add to her current stock.

In this group: Kadiatu , Abibatu , Hawa , Fatmata , Aminata



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