A loan of $625 helped a member to buy materials to make gara lapper (locally dyed cloth) and to buy rice to resell.


Respect Father Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org located in Makeni in northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present the members of the “Respect Father” group. These individuals are small-scale entrepreneurs who have all come to SMT/Kiva to request individual loans of SLL 500,000 in order to invest in their businesses.

Adamsay C. is the leader of this group. Adamsay is thirty years old and is married with five children. Three of her children are attending primary and secondary schools. Adamsay sells gara lappers (locally dyed cloths), rice, palm oil, groundnuts, and other items. She has been a businesswoman for fifteen years now. Adamsay is going to use her share of the loan to buy the materials used to make gara lapper in order to produce a large quantity of gara cloths. She will also use part of the loan to buy bags of rice for her rice selling business.

In this group: Adamsay, Ishmiel, Sallaymatu, Fatmata, Roseline
*not pictured



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details