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Sabenty Enterprise Group
In this Group: Zainab , Ya Isha, Aminata
Here are members of the 'Sabenty Enterprise' group from the northern city of Makeni in Sierra Leone. They are small-scale entrepreneurs who have applied for a loan of SLL 500,000 each from SMT/Kiva. This will be their very first loan from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales, earn more profit and consequently improve their living conditions.

The leader of this group of borrowers is Zainab K., in the middle of the photo. The 35-year-old is married to a driver and they have 3 children – 2 in primary school and one in secondary school. For 2 years now, Zainab has been selling firewood. With her share of this loan, she will buy more firewood to add to her business inventory.

Additional Information

About Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT)

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is Kiva’s oldest field partner in Sierra Leone. SMT began operations in 2002 as a microcredit program of the NGO Child Fund Sierra Leone under a USAID program to assist the reintegration of ex combatants back into their communities. Today, SMT offers group, agricultural, individual and salary loans to micro-entrepreneurs through six branches and one sub-branch in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas. By providing small loans and other financial services, SMT empowers poor clients to generate more income to help their families, improve their wellbeing, and create a more vibrant private small-business sector in Sierra Leone.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Sierra Leone

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,192,975
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,875.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD