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In this Group: Isatu, Bendu, Marie, Samuel, Fatu
Isatu K. is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Isatu was born in Makeni city about thirty-two years ago. She is married to a soldier and the couple has five children, two in secondary school and three in primary school.

For twenty years now, Isatu has been selling market food – palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), salt, Maggi (cubes used to give sauce a sweet taste), and poultry. This is the second loan that Isatu and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this new loan, they will be able to further expand their businesses, make more sales and further improve their living conditions.

Isatu will use her share of the loan (SLL 800,000) to expand her business; she will buy palm oil, salt, Maggi cubes and poultry in large quantity 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
  • 12
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,963,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,980.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD