A loan of $1,100 helped a member buy 10 additional pigs.


Hold Tight Group's story

Pictured here are members of the Hold Tight group from the small town of Waterloo, near Freetown, where 'Shine on Sierra Leone' has partnered with SMT to start a branch. They are seeking for a loan of SLL 4,200,000 from Kiva lenders.

Hawa W. (pictured in the front) is the leader of this group. Hawa is 47 years of age. She was born in Waterloo, 20 miles from Freetown. She is married to a village headman and the two of them have three children together. All three of their children are still school-going. Hawa is a pig farmer; she will use this loan to buy 10 additional pigs. Hawa has been a pig farmer for 6 years now.

In this group: Hawa, Alice, Oredole, Patann, Edna



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