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Temitha Group
In this Group: Sento, Sanpha , Mabinty
Sento is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Sento was born in Makeni city about thirty-five years ago. She is married to a tailor, and the couple has two children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Sento sells cooked foo-foo (food made out of cassava roots). She has been a businesswoman for five years now.

With the help of this loan, Sento and her group members will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales, and consequently improve on their living conditions. Sento will use her share of the loan (SLL 800,000) to buy cooking ingredients like uncooked foo-foo, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), pepper, onions, tomatoes, etc. in order to cook a larger quantity of foo-foo to sell.

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
  • 28
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,245,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,310.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Temitha Group's $575 loan helped a member to buy cooking ingredients like uncooked foo-foo, margi, pepper, onions, tomatoes, etc. in order to cook a larger quantity of foo-foo to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 19, 2012
Listed
May 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Apr 21, 2013