A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy drinks and provisions - powdered milk, butter, sardines, mayonnaise, etc. in large quantity to add to his business.


Unity Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you members of the “Unity” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of SLL 1,400,000.00 each in order to invest in their businesses. John Y. K. is the leader of this group. John is thirty-nine years old, and married with three children who are attending primary school. John sells drinks and provisions - powdered milk, butter, sardines, mayonnaise, etc. He has been in this business for ten years now. With the help of this loan, John will invest in his business by buying the above mentioned items in large quantity to add to his business.

In this group: John Y., Ya Menna, Alpha, Mamusu
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