Musa is an approximately forty-three-year-old man. He was born in Musai village, in northern Sierra Leone but now lives in Kabala town with his wife and four children. Musa has been a businessman for three years now. He sells rice, flour, iron corrugated zinc, cement, etc. in wholesale.
Musa has requested a loan of 4,000,000 Sierra Leonean Leones from Kiva field partner, Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), in order to expand his business. He will use this loan to buy rice, flour, iron corrugated zinc, cement, etc. at wholesale to add to his current stock. In this way, his business will improve both in size and quality, attracting many customers into his 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.