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Sarah

Update on Sarah

Greetings are coming to you from the borrower Sarah. Sarah is very pleased to inform Kiva lenders that her business has been successful ever since she started receiving loans from Kiva lenders. Having finished repaying her last Kiva loan of 3,000,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) successfully, she is again requesting a new one of SLL 5,000,000 to further improve her business. Sarah will buy a wider variety of medicines and in a larger quantity to add to her pharmacy.

Previous Loan Details

Pictured above is Sarah, a small-scale entrepreneur from the township of Kabala, in northern Sierra Leone. The 43-year-old Sarah is a native of Kabala. A wife and a mother, Sarah has been a businesswoman for 11 years now. Her husband is a businessman too, and her children are attending primary and… More from Sarah's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Sierra Leone

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 12
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,963,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,327.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD