The featured leader of this group is Fatmata. She is 35 years old and was born in northern Sierra Leone. She is married and has three children. Her husband is a businessman and her children are attending primary and secondary schools. For the past 15 years, Fatmata has been selling grocery store goods like milk, sugar, soft drinks, butter, biscuits, etc. With this loan, she will expand her business by buying the previously mentioned items in larger quantities to add to her current stock for sale.
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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