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Sorunkadie Ii Group
In this Group: Yarawah , Lamin , Saio , Ismeal , Foday
In the photo are members of the “Sorunkadie II” group. They are small-scale business people based in Kabala, a town in northern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more profit, and consequently improve their standard of living.

The featured leader of this group is Yarawah. Yarawah is married to a businesswoman/farmer. He has two children who are attending primary schools. Yarawah is a tailor and has been practicing this profession for eight years now. Through his job as a tailor, Yarawah has been able to build himself a tailoring shop and a dwelling house as well as support his children in school.

Irrespective of these great successes, Yarawah needs a loan in order to buy more working materials so that he will be able to sew a larger quantity of clothes to sell.

Additional Information

About Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT)

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is Kiva’s oldest field partner in Sierra Leone. SMT began operations in 2002 as a microcredit program of the NGO Child Fund Sierra Leone under a USAID program to assist the reintegration of ex combatants back into their communities. Today, SMT offers group, agricultural, individual and salary loans to micro-entrepreneurs through six branches and one sub-branch in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas. By providing small loans and other financial services, SMT empowers poor clients to generate more income to help their families, improve their wellbeing, and create a more vibrant private small-business sector in Sierra Leone.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 13
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,574,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,329.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Sorunkadie Ii Group's $600 loan helped a member to buy more working materials so that he will be able to sew a larger quantity of clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2013
Jun 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014