A loan of $300 helped to purchase seeds to plant in his farm.


Alfred's story

Alfred is a 40-year-old male living and working in the city of Magburaka in the northern province of Sierra Leone. Alfred is married and has seven children, three of whom are attending primary schools. Not only has Alfred been working at a sugar factory for the past ten years, he also generates additional income to support his family through farming. Alfred is requesting a loan of SLL 1,200,000 from Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva in Sierra Leone in order to purchase seeds to plant in his farm. Through partnering with his employer, the sugar company, SMT is able to provide borrowers like Alfred with microloans that are repaid through payroll deduction.



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