A loan of $600 helped a member to buy a large quantity of fish to add to her business.


Blama 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 “Blama” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to apply for a loan of 500,000 leones each in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Fatmata is the featured leader of this group. Fatmata is 34 years old and married with one child who is attending primary school. Fatmata sells fish and has been doing this business for many years now. With the help of this loan, she will invest in her business by buying a large quantity of fish.

In this group: Fatmata, Mamie, Kadiatu, Mabinty, Hawa



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