A loan of $875 helped a member buy body lotion, toothpaste, soap, Vaseline, etc. in large quantities to add to her current stock of goods.


No Weapon Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very please to present to you members of the “No Weapon” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders, to request a loan of SLL 3,700,000.00 for the entire group, in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Tity B. is the leader of this group. Tity is married with 2 children who attend primary school. Tity sells body lotion, toothpaste, soap, Vaseline, etc. and has been doing this business for 9 years. With the help of this loan, Tity will invest in her business by buying stocks of good in large quantities, to add to her inventory at the store.

(Also included on the left of the photo, is loan officer Edna B. C., handing over the loan to the borrowers).

In this group: Tity, Hannah, Margaret, Enitor, Jane



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