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Tawopaneh Ll Group
In this Group: Kadiatu, Adama, Ramatu, Isata
Kadiatu F., the leader of Tawopaneh ll group, is 45 years of age and is married with three children. She has been selling fish for five years and only expanded her business after her previous loan from Kiva. She is very grateful to Kiva that the loan enabled her to build her own capital and to purchase the fish using cash. With the profit, she also paid her first child's school fees. All the group members are engaged in fish selling in Magburaka town in Sierra Leone, and they would like to continue expanding their businesses and building their capital. The group is therefore requesting a loan of $1,125 for that purpose.

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
  • 2,907.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Tawopaneh Ll Group's $1,125 loan helped a member to increase their stock of dried fish to expand their businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 7, 2008
Jun 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009