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Adiatu S. is 32 years old and married with 3 children. She has been doing well because of her good business background. Adiatu sells various groceries and household goods.

With previous loans, Adiatu was able to diversify her business and increased her income. Her business is the only source of income for the family. Adiatu’s husband is unemployed and he assists her in the shop. To increase her inventory of goods, Adiatu is requesting a loan of $700.

Additional Information

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
  • 35
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,947.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Adiatu adiatu would like to increase the inventory in her store so that her husband can work with her to help generate a larger profit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 11, 2008
Jan 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 16, 2009