A loan of $825 helped a member to buy palm-oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, fish, tomatoes, etc., in large quantities to sell in her business.


Legroma Association Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleases to present to you members of the “Legroma Association” group. These are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to apply for a loan of SLL 700,000.00 for each in order to invest in their individual businesses.

Aminata is the featured leader of this group. Aminata is 38 year old, married, and has 4 children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Aminata sells at a market food – palm-oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, fish, tomatoes, etc. With the help of this loan, Aminata will invest in her business by buying palm-oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, fish, tomatoes, etc., in large quantities to sell in her business.

Also posing in the right of the photo is Loan Officer, Alieu.

In this group: Aminata , Aminata , Tedankay , Maseray , Jassah



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