Josephine is the leader of this group. She is 45 years old and married with five children – one in primary school, three in secondary school, and one in college. Josephine sells cooking oil, rice, drinks, mints, etc. With the help of this loan, Josephine will invest in her business by buying the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her business.
(Also included in the photo is loan officer Edward A. Ndoinjeh, 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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