Malaneh Enterprise Group
Kadiatu, who is pictured on the right, is the featured leader of this group. Kadiatu is 51 years old, and she is married and has three children. One of her children is still attending primary school, and the others are no longer attending school. Kadiatu sells food at a market – for example, rice and palm oil. She has been doing business for 15 years. She has requested this loan in order to buy a large quantity of rice, palm oil, and other foods, to add to her inventory.
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.
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