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Mary M.
Salone Microfinance Trust, a partner of in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone is very pleases to present to you Mary, a small scale businesswoman in Koidu, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. The thirty-five-year-old Mary is married and has four children – two in secondary school and the others are not of school-going age. Mary has been a businesswoman for six years now. She sells plastic bowls, buckets, plates, trays, spoons, etc. With her loan, she is going to expand her business by buying the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her current ones.

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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
  • 4,376.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Mary M. to buy plastic bowls, buckets, plates, trays, spoons, etc. in bulk to add to her current ones.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2011
Nov 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 20, 2012