A loan of $600 helped a member to buy palm oil, rice, fish, etc. wholesale in order to produce a large quantity of cooked rice to sell.


Together Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you the members of the “Together” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 500,000 Sierra Leonean leones (SLL) each to invest in their businesses. Mariatu, 50, is the leader of this group. She is married with four children, two of whom attend primary school. Mariatu sells cooked rice and has been in this business for seven years. With the help of this loan, she will invest in her business by buying palm oil, rice, fish, etc. wholesale in order to produce a large quantity of rice to sell.

In this group: Mariatu , Alhassan, Ansumana , Musa , Alfred
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