Kadiatu C. is 40 years old and married with 2 children. With her previous loans, she managed to increase her grocery stock. With assistance from her husband, she rented a small shop in Makeni town of Sierra Leone. Her vision is be a progressive business woman and be able to meet her family’s expenses. She plans to expand her business and become one of the suppliers of the town. She is therefore requesting $275 for the purpose.
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.