A loan of $600 helped a member to buy dishes, cups, pots, etc., in large quantity to add to her current stock.


Go Before 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 “Go Before” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of SLL 500,000 for each in order to invest in their businesses.

Isatu C. is the leader of this group. Isatu is 65 years old and married, with five children. Three are in primary school and two are in secondary school.

Isatu sells dishes, cups, pots, etc., and has been doing this business for 35 years now. With the help of this loan, Isatu will invest in her business by buying the above mentioned items in large quantity to add to her current stock.

(Also included in the right of the photo is loan officer Zainab B. handing over the loan to the borrowers.)

In this group: Isatu, M'balu, Aminata, Ramatu, Omaro
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