A loan of $775 helped a member to buy a large quantity of charcoal and firewood to add to her business.


Sisters Of Destiny 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 “Sisters of Destiny” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 3,300,000 SLL for the entire group in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Sallamatu is the featured leader of this group. She is a 39-year-old and she is married with 5 children – 1 in primary school, 3 in secondary school and 1 not yet of school-going age. Sallamatu sells charcoal and firewood. She has been doing this type of business for 15 years now. With the help of this loan, she will buy a large quantity of charcoal and firewood to add to her business.

In this group: Mariama , Mariatu , Abibatu , Sallamatu , Adama



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