A loan of $700 helped a member to buy palm oil, margi, salt, pepper, etc. in large quantities to add to her business.


Kalamera 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 “Kalamera” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of SLL 1,500,000 for each member in order to invest in their businesses. Rugiatu is the leader of this group. She is 38 years old and is married with 4 children – two in primary school and two in secondary school. Rugiatu sells market food and has been doing this for 8 years now. With the help of this loan, Rugiatu will invest in her business by buying palm oil, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, etc. in large quantities to add to her business.

In this group: Rugiatu , Adamsay
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