A loan of $775 helped a member to buy rice, salt, pepper, margi seasoning, cooking oil, onions, etc., in large quantities to add to her current stock.


Wondoima Group-I'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 “Wondoima” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to apply for a loan of 3,300,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) for the entire group in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Sia is the featured leader of this group. Sia is 37 years old and married with four children; two in primary school and two in secondary school. Sia sells market food – rice, salt, pepper, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), cooking oil, onions, etc., and has been doing this business for 12 years now. With the help of this loan, Sia will invest in her business by buying rice, salt, pepper, margi seasoning, cooking oil, onions, etc., in large quantities to add to her current stock.

In this group: Sia , Ruth , Binta , Fatmata , Fatmata



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