A loan of $600 helped a member to buy palm oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, etc. in bulk to add to her current stock.


Musidal 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 “Musidal” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request for a loan of 500,000.00 Leones each, in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Mariama is the leader of this group. Mariama is 48 years old, and married with 7 children. Mariama sells market-foods such as palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, etc. She has been doing this business for 10 years now. With the help of this loan, Mariama will invest in her business by buying the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her current stock.

In this group: Billy , Mariama , Memunatu , Kadiatu , Jamie
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