This is 27-year-old Mohamed S.. Mohamed was born in Magbass village about seven miles from Magburaka town in northern Sierra Leone. Mohamed is married to a businesswoman and they have three children. One of his children is in class III and the other is in class II. The last is not yet of school age.
Mohamed owns a video center and a call center where he makes both local and international calls for customers, recharges their mobile phones for a fee of SLL 1,000 and sell top-up cards. Mohamed wants a loan of SLL 1,000,000 to buy a generator, and a television and to invest in his wife’s business.
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.