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Five Traders Group
In this Group: Mamusu, Marie, Aminata, Sallay

Update on Five Traders Group

Mamusu and her teammates are very grateful to you for the loan. With the help of your previous loan, each of these borrowers was able to increase on her business inventories. This increases their sales and profit-to-sales-margin.

These borrowers use the profit they make to feed their children, pay their school fees, and so on. However, their businesses still require further improvement; hence they have again reapplied for a loan of SLL 700,000 for each. This new loan will help them to further improve on the quality and quantity of their respective businesses.

Mamusu is again going to use her share of this loan to buy cartons of fresh fish to add to her current ones.

Previous Loan Details

Mamusu is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Mamusu was born in Mankneh village in Northern Sierra Leone about 27 years ago. She is married to a businessman and the couple has 2 children attending school. For many years now, Mamusu has been selling fresh fish. This is the second loan ... More from Five Traders Group's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 24
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,100,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD