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Ardimdin Group
In this Group: Abu , Aminata, Hassan , Fatmata , Aminata
These people are Abu K., Aminata K., Hassan K., Fatmata S., and Aminata T.. They named their group Ardimdin. They are small-scale businesspeople and also farmers in Masorie village, about thirteen miles from Makeni. They are each requesting a loan of Le 500,000 to help them expand their businesses.

Abu K. is the leader of this group. Abu was born in Masorie village about twenty-six years ago. He is married to a businesswoman and the two of them have two children, two and four years old. Abu sells palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), cassava, potatoes, and any other vegetables he can lay hands on. He buys in Masorie and the surrounding villages and sells in Freetown. In Freetown, he would buy items like rice, sugar, flour, “Maggi” (used in making sauces) and these he sells in Masorie village. Abu has been in business for over ten years now.

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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,460.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD