Development Ii Group
The leader of this group is Sia. Sia is 54; she was born in Tankoro in the Kono district. She is currently residing in Koidu with her husband and six children. Her husband is an electrician, and two of her children are attending secondary schools. Sia has been a businesswoman for many years now. She sells food in the market such as rice, onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, fish, and tomatoes. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy more food to sell.
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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