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Total loan: $475
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One Family Group

Sierra Leone
Kenema, Sierra Leone / Grocery Store

A loan of $475 helped a member to buy sugar, beans, chocolates, oil, cooking oil, etc. in bulk to add to her business.


One Family Group's story

In the photo are members of the “One Family” group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Kadiatu. A native of Kenema, the 25-year-old is married to a teacher, and the couple has two children. Kadiatu has been a businesswoman for many years now. She sells sugar, beans, chocolates, oil, cooking oil, etc. With the help of this loan, she is going to expand her business by buying the above-mentioned items in bulk to add to her business.

In this group: Kadiatu, Fatmata , Hawa, Komba
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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: September 21, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: September 21, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International