The leader of this group of entrepreneurs is Mariatu B.. She was born in the village of Marampa 28 years ago. She is married and has 2 children. Her husband is a trader and her children are in primary school. Mariatu has been selling cooked bulgur wheat for 5 years now. With her share of this loan, she will buy cooking materials like bulgur wheat, oil, fish, margi, onions, etc. in order to cook a large quantity of bulgur for sale.
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.
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