Gibrilla is a 45-year-old man who is married and has four children. All of his children are attending primary and secondary schools respectively. Gibrilla has been working at the sugar company for 10 years. In addition to his work at the company, he is also an agriculturist. He is been doing farming for six years now. Gibrilla has requested a loan of SLL 3,000,000 in order to purchase agricultural seeds to plant in his farm and also hire labour to help him till the land.
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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