Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you Dominic, a small-scale entrepreneur who has come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request a loan of 4,000,000 leones in order to invest in his businesses.
Dominic sells non-alcoholic drinks in the city of Kenema, in eastern Sierra Leone. A husband and the father of three school-going kids, this 54-year-old was born in Moyamba but now lives and sells in the city of Kenema. Dominic has requested this loan in order to buy crates of drinks to add to his current stock of drinks.
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.