Abu Bakarr, 57, is a primary school teacher in Makeni. Abu was born in Kabala, a town in northern Sierra Leone. He is married and has five children who attend primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
Abu Bakarr has served in the teaching profession for forty years. He requests this loan in order to pay school fees for his children.
Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org base in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleases to present Abu Bakarr to you.
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.