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Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleases to present to you Aminata, a small scale entrepreneur who has come to SMT/Kiva lenders for a loan of 5,000,000.00 SLL in order to invest in her business.

Aminata sells pans/dishes, coolers, glass cups, glass plates, spoons, etc. She has been a businesswoman for fifteen years now. A wife and a mother of three children who attend primary and secondary schools, the thirty-two-year-old was born in Sanda, near Makeni city, but now lives and sells in Makeni.

Aminata has requested this loan in order to buy the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her business.

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
  • 16
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,075
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,375.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,150 helped Aminata to buy pans/dishes, coolers, glass cups, glass plates, spoons in bulk to add to her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2012
Jan 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 19, 2012