Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you Fallah, a primary school teacher in Makeni.
41-year-old Fallah was born in Kono, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. He is married and has four children. His wife is a student and his children are attending primary and secondary schools. Fallah has served in the teaching profession for 20 years now. He has requested this loan to pay school fees for his children. He will use the rest of the loan to buy house building materials, including iron corrugated zincs, nails, and cements, for the construction of a house.
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.