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Kalump Group
In this Group: Sheik Ibrahim, Mamusu, Bassie
This is Sheik Ibrahim K., Mamusu K. and Bassie T.. Sheik Ibrahim K. (pictured in the middle) is the leader of the group. He has been a businessman and farmer since childhood. Sheik Ibrahim sells a number of items, including sugar, cigarettes, biscuits, mints, toothbrushes, pastes, and so on. He is 55-years of age. His wife is a businesswoman. Sheik Ibrahim K. has 16 children, all of whom are still in primary and secondary schools. He was born in Pat fu village, five miles from Makeni. Sheik Ibrahim will use this loan to further expand on his business.

This group is named Kalump, a Temne word for truthfulness. The members are all local entrepreneurs in Makump village, about five miles from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They have received several loans from Kiva through SMT. These previous loans have had meaningful impact on the lives of these borrowers. They were able to use the proceeds to pay for their children’s school fees. They've also been able to feed and clothe themselves and their children with the income generated from the loans. Now, they are requesting a loan of 1,000,000 leones each to buy more goods to add to their businesses.

Additional Information

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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 51
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,344,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,150.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD