Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you Fatmata, a small-scale entrepreneur who has come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 5,000,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) in order to invest in her businesses.
A wife and a mother of three children, the 28-year-old woman was born in Kono. She sells building materials. She has been doing this business for eight years now.
Fatmata has requested this loan in order to buy cement, iron corrugated zinc, etc., 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.