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Ya Sinnah
Ya Sinnah runs a small grocery shop in Makeni town, which she expanded with the loans from SMT. She plans to increase her stock and, in the future, rent a shop in the market. She is requesting a loan of $700 to pursue her dreams. Ya Sinnah is 41 years old and has 9 children. Her income contributes a lot towards family expenses, especially school requirements.

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
  • 48
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,977,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2,909.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Ya Sinnah ya Sinnah has a small grocery store that is experiencing excellent growth and profits. She needs additional capital to continue to supplement her business as it moves towards becoming sustainable.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2008
Mar 5, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009