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Total loan: $600
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Sababu Group

Sierra Leone
Koidu/Kono, Sierra Leone / Food Market

A loan of $600 helped a member to buy palm-oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, etc. in large quantities, to add to her current stock.


Sababu Group's story

These are small-scale business people from Koidu, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They have come to Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of SLL 500,000 for each person in the group in order to enable them to expand their respective businesses. With a loan of SLL 500,000 each, they will be able to add more stocks into their businesses, make more sales, and more profit. Consequently, they will be able to improve their standard of living by sending their children to school, and to feed and clothe them.

Marian (pictured in the middle) is the featured leader of this group. She was born in eastern Sierra Leone, 33 years ago. She is married and has four children. Her husband is an artisan diamond miner and her children are attending primary schools.

Marian sells market-food, such as palm-oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, and pepper. With her share of the loan, Marian will expand her business by buying palm-oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, etc. in large quantities, to add to her current stock.

In this group: Kumba , Marian , Mohamed Alie, Sia , Kumba Hannah
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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: March 13, 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: March 13, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International