Isatu B.'s Group
Isatu is the featured leader of this group. The 45-year-old is a native of Freetown city. She is married to a teacher and the couple has 4 children – 1 is attending primary school, 2 are in secondary school and 1 is in college. Isatu has been a professional teacher for 17 years now. She has requested this loan in order to pay college/school fees for her children.
(Also attached on the photo are colleagues/borrowers who collected their loan later on)
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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid