A loan of $950 helped a member to buy a large quantity of groundnuts to add to her current stock.


Atamu Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you members of the “Atamu” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 1,000,000 Sierra Leonean Leones for each of them in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Kadiatu is the leader of this group. Kadiatu is forty-five years old. She is married to a trader and the couple has seven children. Two are in primary school and five in secondary school. Kadiatu sells groundnuts, etc. and has been doing this business for many years now. With the help of this loan, she will invest in her business by buying a large quantity of groundnuts to add to her current stock.

In this group: Kadiatu, Mabinty , Mary, Fatu



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