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Total loan: $525
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Top Up Group

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Phone Accessories

A loan of $525 helped a member to buy more top-up cards and mobile phone accessories to add to his business.


Top Up Group's story

Shown in the photo are the members of the “Top-Up” group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Makeni city in northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT, a Kiva partner, to apply for a loan of SLL 1,000,000 each in order to expand their businesses. With this loan, they will be able to make more profit and consequently improve on their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Unisa K., pictured on the left. He is age 38 and was born in Port Loko, in northern Sierra Leone. He now lives in Makeni, where he owns a kiosk and sells mobile phone accessories, top-up cards for all four mobile phone companies, and recharges mobile phone batteries for a fee of SLL 1,000.

With his share of this loan, Unisa will buy more top-up cards and mobile phone accessories to add to his business.

In this group: Unisa, Mummy
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: May 18, 2010
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: May 18, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International