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Kanga sells spare parts for motorbikes and bicycles, and some building materials. The Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) loan program made it possible for him to diversify the business. Being one of the few spare parts shops in Kabala, the demand for the items is high and many small village retailers buy from him.

Kanga is no requesting a loan of Le.3, 500,000 ($1200) to increase his stock to supply his customers and increase his profit. Kanga is serving a very important customer need in his community. He requires additional capital so that he can continue to meet the needs of all his customers on an ongoing basis.

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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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 54
    View loans »
    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,895.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD