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Pan Sellers Group
In this Group: Kadiatu , Fatmata, Marie
Kadiatu (pictured on the left) is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Kadiatu was born in the village of Kafe, in northern Sierra Leone. She is approximately 52 years old. Married to a businessman, Kadiatu has three children – two in secondary school and one in college.

For 30 years now, Kadiatu has been selling dishes, plastic bowls, knives, cups, spoons, etc. This is not the first loan that Kadiatu and her group members have benefited from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of previous SMT/Kiva lenders loan, they have been able to expand their respective businesses, make better profit, and provide support to their children.

With this new loan, they are going to further expand their businesses. Kadiatu is going to use her share of the loan to buy the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her current items.

Additional Information

About Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT)

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is Kiva’s oldest field partner in Sierra Leone. SMT began operations in 2002 as a microcredit program of the NGO Child Fund Sierra Leone under a USAID program to assist the reintegration of ex combatants back into their communities. Today, SMT offers group, agricultural, individual and salary loans to micro-entrepreneurs through six branches and one sub-branch in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas. By providing small loans and other financial services, SMT empowers poor clients to generate more income to help their families, improve their wellbeing, and create a more vibrant private small-business sector in Sierra Leone.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,317.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Pan Sellers Group's $575 loan helped a member to buy dishes, plastic bowls, knives, cups, spoons, etc. and items in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2011
Sep 13, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 21, 2012