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Quick Action Group
In this Group: Dora, Zainab, Aminata, Isatu, Nyamakoro
Dora F. is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Dora was born in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone, 39 years ago. She is married to a businessman and the couple has five children – one in primary school and three in secondary school. The other is not of school-going age.

This is the first loan that Dora and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Dora, who has had 15 years of experience in selling women’s dresses and shoes, is going to use her share of the loan (SLL 800,000) to buy more women's dresses and shoes 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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,275.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Quick Action Group's $950 loan helped a member to buy women's dresses and shoes to add to her business inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 1, 2011
Listed
Mar 30, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Jul 18, 2012