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Leh We Member-I Group
In this Group: Mary , Adama , Kumba , Francis
Mary is the featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Mary was born in Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone, fifty one years ago. She is married to a driver and the couple has two children, one of whom attends secondary school and one of whom is in college.

Mary sells firewood and has been doing this type of business for a number of years now. With her share of this loan she is going to buy a large quantity of firewood to add to her current stock for sale.

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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.

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About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,339.9
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Leh We Member-I Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to buy a large quantity of firewood to add to her current stock for sale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 27, 2013
Listed
Dec 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 31, 2016