Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva based in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you Magret Jattu, a petty businesswoman in the eastern city of Kenema.
Born in Kono, this 39-year-old woman is married to a teacher, and the couple has four children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Magret has been a businesswoman for 10 years now; she sells ladies' clothing, men's clothing, mobile phones, etc. She has requested this loan in order to buy both men's and ladies' clothes in bulk to add to her boutique.
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.