Aysha is 55 years old and a widow with 2 children under her care. She is a state trained midwife who owns a small private clinic in the outskirt of Makeni town. She provides prenatal care to expectant mothers who cannot afford the service from the hospitals. She also deliver babies in her clinic. With her previous loans, she improved her clinic and purchased delivery beds and other necessary items. Iysha now has many mothers who come for the service but she lacks some materials to provide the service efficiently. She is therefore requesting a loan of $1200 for that purpose.
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.