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God Help We Group
In this Group: Makuta, Matenneh , Kadiatu
This is Makuta T., Matenneh C. and Kadiatu K.. They are businesswomen in Waterloo small-town, twenty miles from Freetown city. They named their group God Help We. This will be the first loan these women are receiving from SMT, a Partner of Shine on Sierra Leone. With this loan, these women will be able to add more goods to their businesses make better profit and consequently improving their standard of living.

Makuta T. (middle) is the leader of the group. Makuta was born in Kabala town, in northern Sierra Leone. She is now approximately fifty years of age. She is married to a motor-driver and the two have four children together. Three of her children are now married and is in class one. Makuta sells cigarettes, matches, milk, coco, sardine, butter, chewing gums, mints etc. She has been a businesswoman since childhood days palm-oil, the most popular cooking oil in wholesale. She has been a businesswoman since childhood days.

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
  • 44
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,557.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD