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Total loan: $675
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Good Family Group


A loan of $675 helped a member to buy drinks such as Star beer, stout, Heineken, Codys, Carlsberg, etc.


Good Family Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Good Family” group from the small town of Waterloo, near Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. Members of this group are all local entrepreneurs in Waterloo, where “Shine on Sierra Leone” partnered with SMT to start a branch. They are seeking a loan of SLL 2,600,000 from Kiva lenders in order to invest in their businesses.

48-year-old Musu M. (pictured in the middle) is the leader of the group. She was born in Waterloo and is a widow with six children. One of her children is in class IV and the rest are in college. She has been a businesswoman for more than 20 years now. Musu owns a bar where she sells both soft and hard drinks. In her bar, she also sells provisions: luncheon meat, baked meat, peak milk, sardine, etc. Musu will use this loan to further expand on this business by buying drinks such as Star beer (a popular local brand), stout, Heineken, Codys, Carlsberg, etc.

In this group: Musu, Kadiatu, Margrete
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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: April 15, 2010
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: April 15, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International