A loan of $975 helped a member to buy goods for retail.

Kalump Group's story

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.

In this group: Sheik Ibrahim, Mamusu, Bassie

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