Sallay, age 35, is the leader of this group. Sallay sells such items as ginger, corns, beans, margi (an ingredient used to give sauce a sweet taste), pepper, and salt. She has been engaged in this business for many years now.
Sallay and her husband have five children. Two are enrolled in primary school, two attend secondary school, and the youngest is not yet of school-going age.
With her share of this loan, she is going to buy the above-mentioned items in bulk to add to her current stock.
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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