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Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of based in Makeni, a city in Northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you Alusine, a small businessman in Makeni city.

Alusine is asking for a loan of 5,000,000 SLL to invest in his business. The 35 year old is a native of Kambia town. He is married to a businesswoman and has four children. Alusine sells provisions including milk, sardines, luncheon meat, drinks, biscuits, and bottled water. He has been in business for four years.

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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
  • 4,340.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Alusine to buy supplies for his shop, including milk, sardines, luncheon meat, drinks, biscuits, and bottled water.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 10, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 18, 2012