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Alfa has been running his business for five years. He sells used clothes in the town of Kabala in Sierra Leone. He is 36 years old and married with four children.

Thanks to his previous loans, Alfa is now able to purchase bales of clothing on a monthly basis. He has made a good profit and has purchased land for building a family house. His plan is to expand his business to make additional profits which he can invest in constructing the family house. For this purpose, he is requesting a loan of $1200.

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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.

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  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,068,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD