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God Is Great Group
In this Group: Mariama Siray, Sento , Mamusu, Julius , Kadiatu
This is Mariama Siray M., Sento K., Mamusu S., Julius T. and Kadiatu T.. They named their group God is Great. They have received several loans from Kiva through SMT. The last loan they received was for Le 800,000 each. Previous loans have made meaningful impacts in the lives of these people. Nevertheless, they still need additional loans to enable them to further strengthen their businesses. They are therefore requesting a loan of Le 1,000,000 each.

Mariama Siray M. (second from right) is the leader of this group. Mariama was born in Sanda Magbolontho, one of a group of small villages about thirty miles from Makeni City. She is married with five children. One of her children is in secondary school, two are in primary school, and two are still not of school-going age. Mariama Siray M. sells ready-to-wear clothes. She has been in this business for three years now.

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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,200.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD