Fatmata is a businesswoman in the northern town of Kabala, Sierra Leone. Fatmata was born in Makeni. She is married to a teacher and has two children who are enrolled in college. Fatmata has been a businesswoman for 11 years now. She sells rice, groundnuts, etc. She has requested this loan to buy rice and groundnuts in bulk 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.