Fight For Shameness Group
Ramda is the featured leader of this group. Ramda is a 45-year-old widow with three children – one in primary school and two in secondary school.
Ramda sells rice, gari (food made out of cassava roots), soap, etc. With the help of this loan, Ramda is going to invest in her business. She will buy rice and gari in large quantity to add to her current stock. She will also use part of the loan to buy soap-making materials in order to produce a larger quantity of soap for sale.
(Also attached on the right of the photo is a borrower who was not present for a group snap shot).
About Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT)Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is Kiva’s oldest field partner in Sierra Leone. SMT began operations in 2002 as a microcredit program of the NGO Child Fund Sierra Leone under a USAID program to assist the reintegration of ex combatants back into their communities. Today, SMT offers group, agricultural, individual and salary loans to micro-entrepreneurs through six branches and one sub-branch in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas. By providing small loans and other financial services, SMT empowers poor clients to generate more income to help their families, improve their wellbeing, and create a more vibrant private small-business sector in Sierra Leone.
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