A loan of $750 helped a member to buy dozens of garments to add to his business inventory.

Fachima 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 Fachima group. They are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 800,000.00 Leones each to invest in their respective businesses.

Aiah is the leader of this group. Aiah is 33 years old and married with three children – two in primary school and one in secondary school. Aiah sells ready-to-wear clothing. He has been a businessman for seven years now. With the help of this loan, he is going to buy a large quantity of clothing to add to his business.

(Also posing second from right is loan officer Edward.)

In this group: Aiah, Finda, Kai, Kumba

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details