A loan of $825 helped a member to buy biscuits, milk, sugar, butter, mayonnaise, cheese, etc. in bulk to add to her business.

True Friend Group's story

In the photo are members of the “True Friend” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Bo, Sierra Leone’s second capital city, located in Eastern Sierra Leone.

This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their individual businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their standard of living.

The featured leader of this group is Isatu. Isatu is age 33. She was born in Portloko town, Northern Sierra Leone, but is currently residing in Bo city, together with her husband and three children. Her husband is a worker and two of her children are attending primary school.

For four years now, Isatu has been selling biscuits, provisions (milk, sugar, butter, mayonnaise, cheese, etc), etc. With this loan, she will expand her business by buying the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her business.

In this group: Isatu, Matilda, Adama, Amie, Aminata

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