Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni in northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you Emmanuel, a small business entrepreneur who has come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of SLL 4,000,000 to invest in his business. Emmanual was born in Kenema city about 30 years ago. He is a married and has one child.
Emmanuel runs a bar and a games centre where European football/soccer games are shown for a fee. He will use this loan to recharge his DSTV cardd, buy chairs and fans, and do some renovations in his games centre.
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.