A loan of $600 helped a member to buy a large quantity of sticks to add to his current stock.


Development 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 Development Group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request a loan of 500,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) for each in order to invest in their respective businesses. Mustapha is the featured leader of this group. Mustapha is 45 years old; he is married with five children, three of whom are attending primary and secondary schools. Mustapha sells sticks. With the help of this loan, he will invest in his business by buying a large quantity of sticks to add to his current stock.

In this group: Mustapha , Mohamed S, Mabinty , Sahr , Komba
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