John A.s.'s Group
John is the leader of this group of teachers. The 45-year-old man is married and has two children – one in secondary school and one in college. A native of Makeni, John now teaches in Magburaka town and has been in the teaching profession for 32 years. John is pursuing further studies in college. He has therefore requested this loan to pay his college fees.
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.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid