A loan of $1,200 helped a member to buy palm oil, rice, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), etc., in large quantities to add to her business.


Help We Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very please to present to you members of the “Help We” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 1,000,000 Sierra Leone leones (SLL) for each in order to invest in their businesses.

Jeneba S. is the leader of this group. Jeneba is 31 years old and married with four children: two in primary school and two in secondary school.

Jeneba sells palm oil, rice, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), etc., and has been doing this business for many years now. With the help of this loan, she will invest in her business by buying the aforementioned items in large quantities to add to her business.

In this group: Jeneba , Fatmata, Hawa, Hawa, Yeabu
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