Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is very pleased to present to you Isatu, a pretty businesswoman in Koidu, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. Born in Niminkoro in Kono, eastern Sierra Leone, the 41 year old woman is married to a businessman and the couple have 3 children - 2 are attending primary school and 1 is in secondary school.
Isatu has been a businesswoman for 10 years now. She sells ready-to-wear clothing and cloths. Through her business, Isatu is able to take great care of herself and children. She has requested this loan in order to further expand on the size and quality of her business. She is going to use this loan to buy a larger quantity of clothes and cloths to add to her current stock.
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.