Yogbeh is 40 years old, single, and has two children who attend secondary school. She is a small scale businesswoman in Kabala, a town in northern Sierra Leone. She sells rice, beans, and gari (food made out of cassava roots), which she has been doing for more than 10 years.
Yogbeh is requesting a loan, which she will use to buy rice, beans, and gari in bulk to add to her business.
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.