Francis M's Group
Francis is the featured leader of this group of teachers. He is 49 years of age. A native of Koyomaniji, in eastern Sierra Leone. He is married to a trader and the couple has 7 children – 1 in primary school and 6 in college. Francis has been a teacher for 28 years now. In addition to his teaching profession, he also sells products like cola (a chewing nut very popular in West Africa) coffee, cocoa, etc. He has been selling for 3 years now. With the help of this loan, Francis is going to buy the above mentioned items in large quantities to add to his business.
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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