Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a Kiva partner based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present Banta, a secondary school teacher in Makeni. He is 53 years old and was born in Kamasondo in northern Sierra Leone. Banta is married and has four children. His wife is a housewife and his children are attending primary and secondary schools. For the past 14 years, Banta has been a teacher.
Banta is requesting a loan to pay school fees for his children.
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.