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Sorie is a 29-year-old man. He was born in Kabala town, in northern Sierra Leone, where he currently lives. He is single with one child. Sorie is a businessman and has been a businessman for three years now. He sells plastic bagged water/drinks.

Sorie has requested a loan of 6,000,000 Leones from Kiva field partner, Salone Micro Finance Trust (SMT), in order to expand his business. He will use the loan to buy a large quantity of plastic bagged water/drinks to add to his current stock.

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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
  • 47
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,332.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD