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A loan of $625 helped to buy bags of rice for resale.


Alusine D.'s story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org, based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you Alusine, a secondary school teacher in Makeni. The thirty-six-year-old Alusine has served in the teaching profession for three years now.

In addition to his teaching profession, Alusine is also a small-scale trader. He has been a trader for ten years now. Currently, he sells rice and other locally produced foodstuffs. Married with three children attending school, Alusine has requested a loan in order to invest it in his business. He will buy bags of rice for resale. Gradually, he will use his monthly salary to repay the loan.



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