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Rhoda Group
In this Group: Alimamy, Zainab
In the photo are members of the “Rhoda” group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Makeni, a city in Northern Sierra Leone. They are requesting a loan of 1,500,000 Leones for each in the group. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve on their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Alimamy. Alimamy is age 50; he was born in Freetown, but he is currently residing in Makeni together with his wife and three children. His wife is a trader and his children are attending secondary school.

For 17 years now, Alimamy has been a businessman. Currently, he is selling provisions – milk, sugar, butter, mayonnaise, etc. With this loan, he will buy milk, sugar, butter, mayonnaise, etc. at wholesale to add to his business.

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
  • 43
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,347.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Rhoda Group's $700 loan helped a member to buy milk, sugar, butter, mayonnaise, etc. at wholesale to add to his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 4, 2012
Nov 5, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013