Help We Self Group
The featured leader of this group is Fatmata. Fatmata is 45, she is married to a teacher, and the couple has 6 children. Fatmata sells palm oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, and other foodstuffs. She has requested this loan in order to buy these food items in bulk 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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid