A loan of $600 helped a member to buy a large quantity of clothes to add to her current stock to sell.


Powerful Women 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 “Powerful Women” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to apply for a loan of 500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) for each in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Ramatu is the featured leader of this group. Ramatu is a 37-year-old, married with six children, five of whom are attending primary and secondary schools. Ramatu sells clothes. With her share of this loan, she will buy a large quantity of clothes to add to her current stock to sell.

In this group: Ramatu , Balu , Ramatu , Yeakan , Aminata
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