Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a Kiva partner in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you Adama, a small-scale entrepreneur who has come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek for a loan of 5,000,000 SLL.
Adama sells grocery items such as rice, salt, palm-oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), and other products. She has been doing this business for six years now. Forty-two year old Adama is a wife and a mother of four children – one in primary school, two in college and one adult. Adama has requested this loan to buy onions, salt, palm-oil, an other bulk items to add to her business.
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.