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Tawopaneh Group
In this Group: Sallay , Hawa , Mayiethe Hawa, Hawa , Aminata
This is the “Tawopaneh” loan group. They are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a Kiva partner, to request loans to be used to invest in their reprective businesses. They live in Makeni in northern Sierra Leone. Each member of the group is seeking a loan in the amount of SLL 500,000.00.

Sallay, age 35, is the leader of this group. Sallay sells such items as ginger, corns, beans, margi (an ingredient used to give sauce a sweet taste), pepper, and salt. She has been engaged in this business for many years now.

Sallay and her husband have five children. Two are enrolled in primary school, two attend secondary school, and the youngest is not yet of school-going age.

With her share of this loan, she is going to buy the above-mentioned items in bulk to add to her current stock.

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
  • 51
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,344,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tawopaneh Group's $600 loan helped a member to buy such items as ginger, corns, beans, margi, pepper, and salt to offer for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 15, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2013