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Sorry For We Group
In this Group: Marie, Adamsay, Ann Marie
Meet with members of the “Sorry For We” group from the city of Makeni in northern Sierra Leone. They are seeking a loan of SLL 800,000 each in order to expand their businesses. In this way they can make more sales and better profits, consequently improving on their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Marie C.. Born in Makeni, the thirty-one-year-old is married and has three children – two in primary school and the other not of school-going age.

For five years now, Marie has been selling rice, palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), fish, onions, Margi (used to give sauces a sweet taste), etc. With her share of this loan, she will expand her business by buying more rice, palm-oil, pepper, onions, etc., wholesale to add to her 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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,930.2
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD