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Total loan: $675
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Believe God Group


A loan of $675 helped a member invest in her business.


Believe God Group's story

The members of the Believe God group are small-scale businesswomen in the town of Magburaka, located in northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT/Kiva to seek a loan of Le 500,000 each for the very first time to enable them to improve their businesses. With such a loan, they will be able to expand their businesses both in size and quality. In this way, they can make more sales and better profit. Consequently, their living standards will improve – they will be able to better support their school-going children in terms of feeding, clothing and meeting school expenses.

Zainab F. (on the left in the photo), born in Matotoka village, is the leader of this group. Thirty-eight years old, she is married to a farmer, and they have five children, all attending either primary or secondary schools. Zainab sells market food – rice, pepper, palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil) etc.- in Masimgbin village, about 25 miles from Magburaka town. She has been doing business now for many years.

In this group: Zainab, Aminata , Marie, Ramatu , Josephine
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: October 20, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: October 20, 2009
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International