A loan of $600 helped a member to buy a large quantity of clothes and shoes to add to her current stock.


Railway Line 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 “Railway Line” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request a loan of 500,000.00 SLL each in order to invest in their respective businesses.



Fatmata, the featured leader of this group, is a 38-year-old married mother of three children, two in primary school and one in secondary school. For the past 10 years Fatmata has been selling clothes and shoes. With the help of this loan, she will invest in her business by buying a large quantity of clothes and shoes to add to her current stock.

In this group: Fatmata , Isatu , Adama , Kadiatu , Makalay



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