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Kalomp Group
In this Group: Mohamed, Mustapha, Sorie
In the photo are members of the “Kalomp” group. They are small scale businessmen based in Waterloo, a small town near Freetown. They have requested a loan of SLL 3,500,000 from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to expand their businesses.

The leader of this group is Mohamed K.. Mohamed is age 38. He was born in the village of Masiaka, in northern Sierra Leone. Currently, he is residing in Waterloo, together with his wife and 3 children. His wife is a businesswoman and two of his children attend secondary school. The other one is not of school age.

Mohamed sells clothes, trousers, shoes, belts, bags, etc. He has been doing this type of business for 2 years now. With the help of this loan, he will buy the above mentioned items in large quantity to add to his business.

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
  • 62
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD