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


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

Femusu is the featured leader of this group. Femusu is a 39-year-old, and she is married with three children, one in primary school, one in secondary school and one not of school-going age. Femusu sells market food – palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, etc.

With the help of this loan, Femusu will invest in her business by buying palm oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, etc. in bulk to add to her current stock.

In this group: Femusu , Bondu , Yei , Sia , Kumba



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