The leader of this group is Massah. Massah is age 36; she was born in Kenema city where she is currently residing together with her husband and three children. Her husband is a businessman, and two of her children are attending primary school and the other is not of school-going age.
Massah has been a businesswoman for many years now. She sells dried fish. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy baskets full of dried fish 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.
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