A loan of $600 helped a member to buy shoes to sell.


United We Stand Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you the members of the “United We Stand” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request loans of 500,000 SLL for each member to invest in his/her individual business. Ashiatu is the leader of this group. She is 38 years old and married with three children. Her husband is a trader and her children are attending primary and secondary schools. Ashiatu sells shoes. She has been in this business for many years now. Ashiatu will use her portion of this group loan to buy dozens of pairs of shoes to add to her current stock.

In this group: Ashiatu, Abdul, Mary, Mariatu, Marie
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