The Unity Group
The leader of this group is Issatu. Issatu is 34.She was born in Tankoro-Kono. She is married to a businessman and the couple has three children – one in primary school and two in secondary school.
Issatu has been a businesswoman for seven years now. She sells cooked rice. She has requested this loan in order to buy a larger quantity of cooking ingredients – rice, palm-oil, salt, pepper, tomatoes, onions, etc. In this way, Issatu will be able to cook a large amount of rice to meet her customers’ growing demand.
(Also included in the photo is Edmond A. Ndoinjeh in the white shirt, 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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