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Malaneh Group
In this Group: Sullay, Saidu, Adama, Ramatu, Kaday
Meet members of the “Malaneh” group from Masorie village in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of, to apply for a loan of SLL 700,000 for each. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Sullay F. (pictured in the middle) is the leader of this group. The forty-nine-year-old is married to a farmer and they have eight children who are attending school. Sullay has been a farmer for more than thirty years now. He wants this loan in order to pay labor and buy seeds to plant in his farm.

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
  • 29
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,050.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD