A loan of $600 helped a member to buy crates of drinks to add to her business.

Medeco Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Medeco” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Magburaka, a town in Northern 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 Annitta. Annitta is age 37; she is married to a civil servant and has two children – one in primary school and one in secondary school. Annitta sells drinks. She has been a businesswoman for quite a number of years now. Annitta has requested this loan in order to buy crates of drinks to add to her business.

(Also included in the right of the photo is loan officer Gibrill, posing with the borrowers).

In this group: Annitta Memuna, Memunatu, Josephine K, Sinnah, Marie

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details