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Total loan: $825
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Basawadima Group

Sierra Leone
Koidu/Kono, Sierra Leone / Food Market

A loan of $825 helped a member to buy rice, margi, salt, pepper, fish, tomatoes, etc. in bulk to add to her current stock.


Basawadima 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 “Basawadima” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of SLL 500,000 for each of them in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Josephine is the featured leader of this group. Josephine is 50 years old and she is married with 5 children. Her husband is a driver and her children are attending primary and secondary schools. Josephine sells market food - rice, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, fish, tomatoes, etc. With the help of this loan, Josephine will invest in her business by buying rice, margi, salt, pepper, fish, tomatoes, etc. in bulk to add to her current stock.

In this group: Titus , Josephine , Mariama , Sarrah , Sia
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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: February 5, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: February 5, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International