The United Group
Amidu and his group members have applied for a loan of 800,000 SLL for each in the group to enable them expand their respective businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions. Amidu will use his share of the loan (800,000 SLL) to expand his business by buying a wide variety of stationery to add to his business.
(Also included in the right of the photo is loan officer Edward, handing over the loan to the borrowers.)
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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid