A loan of $1,175 helped to buy bales of cloth to add to her current stock.


Umu's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you Umu, a small-scale entrepreneur who has come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request a loan of 5,000,000 leones to invest in her business. Umu sells cloth in the city of Kenema, in eastern Sierra Leone. A wife and the mother of three school-going children, this 46-year-old was born in the town of Kabala in northern Sierra Leone, but now lives and sells in the city of Kenema. Umu has requested this loan in order to buy bales of cloth to add to her current stock.



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