The featured leader of this group is Fatmata. Fatmata is 41 years old. She was born in Matotoka village, in northern Sierra Leone, but she is currently residing in Waterloo with her husband and one child. Her husband is a businessman and her child is attending secondary school. For eight years now, Fatmata has been selling market food: palm-oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, fish, tomatoes, etc. With this loan, she is going to buy palm-oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, fish, tomatoes, etc., at wholesale to add to her business.
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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