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A Call to Business Trading Limited is the leading non-Bank lender to poor communities in Sierra Leone. The business originated from Truestone’s close ties with the charity, A Call to Business which carried out an exploratory visit to Freetown in 2006 to identify ways in which it might help the post-conflict economy get back on its feet.

Initially a small informal lending group was started. It made affordable loans available to a mainly female customer base and soon started to grow. With guidance and support from both the charity and Truestone team members the business is now fully structured, with a strong local management team, over 75 full time employees and 14,000 customers.

Our research indicates that for each customer, the living standards of a further 12 family members, friends and employees will benefit. This means that a total of nearly 170,000 lives will have been impacted through the business’s creation.

During the recent Ebola crisis A Call to Business Trading continued to operate and assist its clients to remain economically active. At the same time, Chief Executive, Joe Abass Bangura was highly commended internationally for running a series of TV broadcasts, educating the wider population on how the disease was transmitted and how to avoid infection.  

Having reached profitability in 2014 and despite the extreme difficulties posed by Ebola, the business has continued to grow to become the largest non-bank lender to the poor in Sierra Leone and is poised for the next stage of its evolution into a Pro-Poor bank.

Hear the latest update from A Call to Business Trading Limited Managing Director, David Kamara.  

Please click here for more information about A Call to Business Trading Limited

 

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