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Massabong Group
In this Group: Mohamed , Ibrahim , Zainab , Alpha B., Marie
Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you the members of the “Massobong” group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Magburaka, a town in Northern Sierra Leone. They are requesting a loan of 800,000 SLL for each to enable them to further improve on the size and quality of their respective businesses.

Pictured on the right is Mohamed, who is the leader of this group. Mohamed was born in Magburaka. He is married to a trader and the couple has six children – three in primary school and three in secondary school.

Mohamed sells cigarettes, batteries, soft drinks, etc. and has been doing business for fifteen years now. With his share of the loan, he will expand his business by buying 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
  • 32
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,341.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Massabong Group's $925 loan helped a member to buy cigarettes, batteries, soft drinks, etc. in large quantity to add to his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 14, 2011
Nov 15, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 20, 2012