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Lansana
Lansana has been in the business of selling cosmetics for five years. With several small loans from SMT, Lansana has increased his stock and profit.

He runs his business in the town of Kabala in Sierra Leone. He is requesting for a loan of $1,200 (Le. 3,500,000) to expand the business.

Lansana is 33 years old and married with three children.

Additional Information

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
  • 61
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,347,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,909.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Lansana lansana wants to enhance his profits and increase his business. Additional business capital is the key to him achieving success.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Mar 7, 2008
Listed
Feb 19, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Apr 15, 2009