A loan of $600 helped a member to buy jewelries, cosmetics, etc., wholesale to add to her business.


Best Friends Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Best Friends” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Bo, Sierra Leone’s second capital city, 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 Augusta. Augusta is age 28; she was born in Bo city, where she is currently residing together with her husband and one child. Her husband is a motor-mechanic, and her child is attending primary school. For two years now, Augusta has been selling jewelries and cosmetics, etc. With this loan, she will buy jewelries, cosmetics, etc., wholesale to add to her business.

In this group: Augusta, Margret, Messie, Adama, Salamatu



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