Abdul is 25 years old and sells cigarettes and biscuits at the market in Magburaka. He is married with a child and has a future to build in terms of a good family life. He would like to develop his business into a big store in the future. He said his previous loan has allowed him to move his business one step ahead. Mr. B. therefore is requesting $175 for this purpose.
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.