Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you Nabia Amina, a small scale entrepreneur who has come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 3,000,000.00 Sierra Leonean leones in order to invest in her business.
Nabia Amina sells biscuits, sugar, cold water, milk, mosquito repellants, cigarettes, etc. A widow with four children, the 55 year old has been a businesswoman for 23 years now. She has requested this loan in order to buy the above mentioned items in bulk to add to her grocery shop.
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.