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Total loan: $1,350
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Self Help Group

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Food Market

A loan of $1,350 helped a member to buy milk, sugar, butter, etc. in large quantities to add to her business.


Self Help Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone is very pleases to present to you members of the “Self Help” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek for a loan of 5,800,000.00 Leones (SLL) for the entire group in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Ya Marie is the leader of this group. Ya Marie is 51 years old. She is married with six children who are no longer attending school. Ya Marie sells provisions: milk, sugar, butter, etc. and has been doing business for 30 years now. With the help of this loan, she will invest in her business by buying milk, sugar, butter, etc. in large quantities to add to her business.

In this group: Ya Marie , Mariama , Ramatu , Aminata , Yeanor
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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: October 3, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: October 3, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International