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Na We Cam Group
In this Group: Alaymatu, Fatu, Sarrah, Mariatu
Pictured here are members of the 'Na We Cam' Group. The leader of the group is Alaymatu K.. She has been a businesswoman for many years now. Alaymatu sells bars of soap and cakes. She is 35 years of age. She is married to a professional worker and they have 4 children, all of whom are in primary school. Alaymatu was born in Makeni. She will use this loan to further expand her business. She will use it to buy soap and cake-making materials.

Members of the 'Na We Cam' group are all local entrepreneurs in Makeni city. This will be the first loan these entrepreneurs will be accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to further expand their businesses, make more sales and better profit, and consequently improve their living standards by sending their children to school, feeding themselves and their children, buying clothing, etc.

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
  • 22
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,905.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD