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


Join Hand 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 “Join Hand” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request for a loan of 500,000.00 Sierra Leonean Leones for each in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Hawa is the featured leader of this group. Hawa is 27 years old, and she is married with 1 child. Her husband is a diamond miner, and her child is attending primary school. Hawa sells food at a market - rice, palm oil, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, etc., and has been doing this type of business for 3 years now. She has requested this loan in order to buy rice, palm oil, margi, salt, pepper, etc., in larger quantities to add to her current stock.

In this group: Mary, Hawa, Diana, Esther, Fatmata



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