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Tamaraneh Iii Group
In this Group: Isatu, Aminata, Kadiatu
Pictured here are members of the Tamaraneh III group. They are small-scale businesswomen from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They have come together as a group of three in order to seek a loan from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, this group of entrepreneurs will be able to improve their businesses and consequently their living conditions.

The leader of this group is Isatu T.. Isatu is thirty-two years old. She was born in Makeni, is married and has three children. Her husband is a businessman and her children are attending school – one in secondary school and two in primary school. Isatu has been selling cosmetics and jewelry for many years now. With her share of the loan, she will improve her business by buying jewelry and Vaseline wholesale.

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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,874.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tamaraneh Iii Group's $550 loan helped a member to improve her business by buying costume jewelry and Vaseline wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2010
Apr 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2011