Makeni Women's Group
The featured leader of this group of entrepreneurs is Isatu. Isatu was born in the Mamusa village in northern Sierra Leone. Isatu is age 39, married to a trader and together they have three children who are attending primary school.
Isatu sells palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil). With her share of this loan, Isatu is going to buy a large quantity of palm oil to add to her current stock.
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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