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Total loan: $475
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Chelsea Group

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / General Store

A loan of $475 helped a member invest in his business.


Chelsea Group's story

These gentlemen are small-scale businessmen in Makeni City, in northern Sierra Leone. They named their group after their favorite football team, Chelsea. This will be the first loan they are accessing from SMT/Kiva. Business has been growing at a very slow pace for these entrepreneurs, but with the help of a loan, their businesses will develop at a faster rate and make better profit, so that their living standards will improve.

Gibo Akim K. (right) is the leader of the group. Gibo was born in Makeni city thirty-two years ago. He is married to a businesswoman and they have two children. One of their children is in class six and the other is in class two. Gibo owns a shop in which he sells a variety of items including drinks, biscuits, sugar, batteries, onions, etc. He has been in this business for more than ten years now.

In this group: Gibo Akim, Sheku , Abu Bakar
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: July 10, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: July 10, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International