Young Women Group
The leader of this group is 25-year-old Fatima. Born in Makeni city, Fatima is married to a trader and the couple has three children, one of whom is in primary school, while the others are not yet of school-going age. Fatima has been selling second-hand bags for 10 years now, and with her share of this new loan, she will buy a bale of used bags to add to her business.
Imported used items (like bags, shoes, clothes,vehicles, etc.) are very popular amongst the locals in Sierra Leone, as they are cheaper than new items.
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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