Hope To God Group
The leader of this group of entrepreneurs is Agnes. Agnes is 42; she was born in northern Sierra Leone. She is married, and has three children, one of whom is attending primary school.
Agnes sells palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), fish, bananas, fried cakes, etc... With her share of this loan, she is going to buy fish, bananas, etc... to add to her business. She will also buy flour, oil, etc. in order to fry a larger quantity of cakes for sale.
(Also included on the right of the photo is loan officer Sarah, posing with 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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