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Mohamed, 50, is a native of Makapra village in northern Sierra Leone.

Mohamed is a husband and a father of eight children. Three of his children are attending primary school and five are attending secondary schools.

Mohamed works at a sugar-producing company in Sierra Leone. He has been on the staff at this company for nine years now. In addition to his work at the company, he is also a businessman. He has been a businessman for five years now, selling rice, etc.

He has requested this loan in order to buy a larger quantity of rice to sell.

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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
  • 14
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,542,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD