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This is Amidu C.. Amidu is a local entrepreneur in Magburaka town who sells ready-to-wear-clothes, traveling bags, cottons, bed sheets, etc., right in the center of town. Amidu is among the earliest beneficiaries of the SMT/Kiva loans in Magburaka. With SMT/Kiva loans, his business has been growing steadily. Having made his last payment as a solidarity group member, Amidu now qualifies for an individual loan. He is applying for a loan of Le 3,500,000 to help him further develop his business.

Amidu is 50 years of age, married with five children all of whom are still in secondary school. He was born in the village of Kafe Semira, about 40 miles from Magburaka. Amidu has been a businessman for over 20 years now. With this loan, he is expecting to make enough profit to feed his family.

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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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 16
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,155.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD