A loan of $700 helped to purchase agricultural seeds to plant in his farm and also to hire labour to help him till the land.


Gibrilla's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva in Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you Gibrilla, a worker at a sugar company in Magburaka. Through partnering with local companies, SMT is able to provide borrowers like Gibrilla with microloans that are repaid through payroll deduction.


Gibrilla is a 45-year-old man who is married and has four children. All of his children are attending primary and secondary schools respectively. Gibrilla has been working at the sugar company for 10 years. In addition to his work at the company, he is also an agriculturist. He is been doing farming for six years now. Gibrilla has requested a loan of SLL 3,000,000 in order to purchase agricultural seeds to plant in his farm and also hire labour to help him till the land.



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