Hawa is the featured leader of this group. The 46-year-old woman is married and has three children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Hawa has been a businesswoman for 11 years now. She sells market food – palm oil, onions, salt, pepper, rice, flour, beans, etc.
With her share of this loan, Hawa going to buy the above-mentioned items wholesale, to add to her current ones.
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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