This is 50-year-old Abu T.. Abu was born in Makeni and is married with 5 children. Abu has sold second-hand clothes (called "junks" here) for the past 15 years now. He is seeking a loan of Le. 3,000,000 to enable him to buy more bundles of “junks” clothes. With a variety of “junks” clothes in his shop, Abu will make more sales, increase the profit he makes, and consequently improve his family's well-being.
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.