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Adama in 36 years and the mother of 4 children. Her husband works as a mechanic. The income from her business helps suppliment the family income. She sells clothes for both adults and children in the local market. With her first loans from SMT, Adama has been able to increase her stock and overall profit. She will use the new loan funds to increase her stock even more and to also increase the selection to attract more customers.

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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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD