Bonkapri was born in Malal about 60 miles away from Makeni, some 40 years ago. She now lives with her husband and their 2 children here in Makeni. For over 6 years now, Bonkapri has been selling palm oil; from that business she is able to manage her affairs together with those of her children and relatives back home in Malal.
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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