A loan of $575 helped a member to buy cases of soft drinks and bottled water to add to her current stock.

Progressive Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you the members of the Progressive Group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT and the Kiva lenders to seek a loan of SLL 500,000 for each group member, in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Bondu is the leader of this group. She is 29 years old, married, and has three children – one in primary school and two in secondary school. Bondu sells soft drinks and plastic bottles of water. She has been a businesswoman for ten years. With the help of this loan, she is going to buy crates of soft drinks and bundles of bottled water to add to her current stock.

Even though Bondu faces a lot of challenges, such as ill health, she has made a huge success of her life. She has been able to buy a plot of land for the future construction of a family dwelling. Her greatest dream is to be able to expand her business.

In this group: Bondu , Regiana , Agnes , Christiana , Madiana

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