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Good Members Group
In this Group: Adama, Fatmata, Hawa, Sallay, Fatmata
Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you members of the “Good Members” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Magburaka town in northern Sierra Leone. They are requesting a loan of SLL 400,000 for each to enable them to improve on the size and quality of their respective businesses.

Adama J. is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Adama was born in Magburaka town. She is 41 years old. She is married and has six children. Her husband is a dealer in diamonds and her children are attending schools. Two of the children are in primary school, three are in secondary school and one is in college.

Adama sells fish, cassava roots and firewood. She has 26 years of experience in this business. With her share of this loan, she will buy cartons of fish, bundles of firewood and bags of cassava roots to add to her business.

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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 2
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,125.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Good Members Group's $500 loan helped a member to buy cartons of fish, bundles of firewood and bags of cassava roots to add to her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2010
Nov 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011