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Favour Group
In this Group: Finda , Yei , Fanta , Kumba E., Finda
Yei is the featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Yei was born in Kono, eastern Sierra Leone 35 years ago. She is married to a trader and the couple has two children who are attending primary school. Yei sells market food such as: rice, palm-oil (the country's most popular cooking oil), salt, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), pepper, etc. She has been doing this business for five years now.

With the help of this loan, Yei and her group members will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions. Yei will use her share of the loan to buy rice, palm-oil, salt, margi, pepper, etc. in large quantity to add to her current stock.

Additional Information

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.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 46
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,323.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Favour Group's $825 loan helped a member to buy rice, palm-oil, salt, margi, pepper, etc. in large quantity to add to her current stock.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Mar 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014