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Tehmenaneh Group
In this Group: Yeabu, Ya Marie, Ya Marie, Ishmail
Yeabu T. is 41 years old and married with three children. She sells local agricultural products such as rice, palm oil and peanuts. She works hard go generate income for her children's school requirements. Married to a subsistance farmer, Yeabu invested part of her loan into food production and she is happy that the family had good harvest of rice, cassava and peanuts to last until next season. Her business and income also increased, and she would like to further diversify the business.

Yeabu is the leader for a business group that also includes Ya Marie S., who sells dishes; Ya Marie T., who sells used clothing; and Ismail K., who owns a stall of African-print cotton materials in the same town. The group is requesting a loan so each member can expand their business.

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

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 10
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,001,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,910.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tehmenaneh Group's $1,250 loan helped a member increase inventory of used clothes, African-print material, and local food produce.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Aug 7, 2008
Listed
Jul 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 15, 2009