A loan of $825 helped a member to buy rice, palm-oil, tomatoes, pepper, onions, etc..


Alafia A Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you members of the “Alafia A” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT and Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 700,000 SLL for each member in order to invest in their respective businesses. Fatmata is the featured leader of this group. Fatmata is 50-year-old, she is married with 5 children. A native of Freetown, Fatmata sells market-food – rice, palm-oil, tomatoes, pepper, onions, etc. and has been doing this for many years now. With the help of this loan, Fatmata will invest in her business by buying the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her current stock.

In this group: Yeabu , Aminata , Rugiatu , Fatmata , Jariatu
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