A loan of $600 helped to purchase additional stock for his small business.


Alie's story

Alie is 32 years old and lives and works in the town of Magburaka in the Northern province of Sierra Leone. Alie is married and has three children, two of whom are in primary school and one who is not of school age yet.

Alie been working as a plumber at a sugar factory for the past seven years and generates additional income to support his family by selling palm oil and rice in the local markets. He has been doing this for six years. His wife also works as a farmer. Alie is requesting a loan of SLL 2,500,000 from Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva in Sierra Leone, to purchase additional stock for his small business.

Through partnering with his employer, the sugar company, SMT is able to provide borrowers like Alie with microloans that are repaid through payroll deduction.



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