Women In Action Group
The leader of this group is Mariama. Mariama is 42 years old; she was born in Kono, in eastern Sierra Leone. Mariama is married to a security officer, and the couple has 4 children, 3 of whom are attending primary and secondary schools. Mariama has been a businesswoman for 6 years now. She sells food in a market – rice, palm oil, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, etc. Mariama is going to use her share of this loan to buy rice, palm oil, margi, salt, pepper, etc., 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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