Total loan: $1,575

God Is Great Group

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Makeni, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Clothing

God Is Great Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped Buy additional clothes to sell.

God Is Great Group's story

On the photo are members of the God is Great group. They are local entrepreneurs in Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone. This is not the first loan these entrepreneurs are requesting from SMT/Kiva Lenders. With the help of previous SMT/Kiva loans, they have been able to improve their businesses, make better sales, and consequently improve their living standards. With the profit they made, they were able to better look after themselves and their children. They use the proceeds they make to pay for their children’s school fees. They also use it to feed and clothe themselves and their children. Having repaid their last loan successfully, they are again asking for a new loan of SLL 1,200,000 for each to further strengthen their businesses. The leader of this group is Mariama S. M. (on the left). Mariama is approximately thirty-six years of age. She was born in Port Loko district, in northern Sierra Leone. She is married to a businessman and they have five children. Three of Mariama’s children attend school (Junior, Secondary, and Primary school). Mariama sells ready-to-wear-clothes for both children and adults. She has been a businesswoman for six years now. Mariama will use this loan to buy more clothes to add to her current stock. (Attached on the right is a group member who was not present for a snap shot)