Salone Microfinance Trust

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) started operating in 2002 as a microcredit program of the NGO Child Fund Sierra Leone under an USAID program to assist the reintegration of ex-combatants back into their communities. SMT is headquartered in Makeni  and offers group, agricultural, individual and salary loans to microentrepreneurs through a network of five branches. Its approach of concentrating in rural, urban and peri-urban communities helps ensure that it reaches vulnerable populations and provide an inclusive access to financial services that stimulates microenterprise development in these communities.