Sitta is the leader of this group. She is 33 years old, married, and has two children, one of whom attends primary school. A native of Sowa village, Sitta’s husband is also a businessman.
Sitta sells palm oil, salt, margi cubes (used to give sauce a sweet taste), pepper, etc., which she has been doing for three years. With the help of this loan, Sitta will invest in her business by buying the above mentioned goods in bulk to add to her current stock.
(Also included in the photo is Edmond A. Ndoinjeh, who is handing over the loan to the borrowers)
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.
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