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Tas E Fi Group
In this Group: Ismatu , Fatmata B., Fatu , Marie , Esther
Esther is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. She was born in northern Sierra Leone. She is 36 years of age. Esther is married to a farmer and the couple has 4 children, 3 of whom are attending primary and secondary schools.

For 12 years now, Esther has been selling palm-oil (the country's most popular cooking oil), rice, etc. This is the first loan that Esther and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions. Esther will use her share of the loan, 500,000 Leones (SLL), to buy gallons of palm oil and bags of rice 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
  • 26
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,245,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,319.7
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tas E Fi Group's $600 loan helped a member to buy gallons of palm oil and bags of rice to add to her current stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 19, 2013
Listed
Mar 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2013