A loan of $600 helped a member to buy ready-to-wear clothes in large quantity to add to her current stock.


God Bless 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 “God Bless” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request a loan of 500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones each in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Fatmata is the leader of this group. She is 39 years old, married and has 2 children; 1 is in primary school and the other is still not of school-going age. She sells ready-to-wear clothes and has been in this business for 4 years now. With the help of this loan, Fatmata will invest in her business by buying ready-to-wear clothes in large quantity to add to her current stock.

In this group: Cilina , Angela , Fatmata , Fatmata O., Rugiatu



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