A loan of $825 helped a member to buy a large quantity of firewood and charcoal to add to her current stock.


One Word Women Association 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 “One Word Women Association” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders for a loan of 700,000.00 Leones each in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Finda is the featured leader of this group. Finda is 30 years old; she is married with three children – two in primary school and one in secondary school. Finda sells charcoal and firewood. She has been doing this business for five years now. With the help of this loan, Finda is going to buy a large quantity of firewood and charcoal to add to her current stock.

In this group: Isata , Sia , Kadiatu , Finda , Sia



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