A loan of $1,150 helped a member to buy a new motor-bike.


Okada Riders 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 “Okada Riders” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders for a loan of SLL 1,000,000.00 each in order to invest in their business.

Osman, the 25-year-old leader of this team, is married and has one child. Osman and his teammates are all Okada (motor-bike taxi) drivers, he for the past three years. With the help of this loan, they will each buy a new motor-bike.

(Also included on the left in the photo is loan officer Edna B. Conteh, shown handing over the loan to the Okada Riders)

In this group: Osman, Hassan, Daniel, Mohamed, Amadu



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