A loan of $475 helped a member to buy palm-oil, onions, Margi, salt, pepper, fish, etc. in bulk to add to her current stock.


Momaqua Group's story

Meet the members of the “Momaqua” group from Koidu, a city in eastern 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 on their living conditions.
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Doris is the featured leader of this group of teachers. A native of Kiama, Doris is 28 years old. She is married to a miner, and together they have three children who are attending primary and secondary schools.

Doris has been a businesswoman for five years now. She sells market food – palm-oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, fish, etc.

With the help of this loan, she is going to buy the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her current stock.

In this group: Doris , Sia , Fia , Haja



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