A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy palm oil, onions, salt, pepper, rice, flour, beans, etc.


Quiedondoya Group's story

Meet with members of the Quiedondoya Group, from Koidu, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva, each applying for a loan of SLL 1,000,000 (Sierra Leonean Leones). With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more sales, and, consequently, improve on their living conditions.

Hawa is the featured leader of this group. The 46-year-old woman is married and has three children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Hawa has been a businesswoman for 11 years now. She sells market food – palm oil, onions, salt, pepper, rice, flour, beans, etc.

With her share of this loan, Hawa going to buy the above-mentioned items wholesale, to add to her current ones.

In this group: Hawa , Issata , Mariama , Kadiatu , Sia



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