Santigie is the featured leader of this team. The 55 year old is a native of Kamakwie, in northern Sierra Leone, but now resides and teaches in Waterloo. He is married to a teacher and they have 3 children.
Santigie has been a teacher for 16 years now. However, he backed his teaching profession with some petty trading. He has been selling for the past 8 years now. He has requested this loan in order to buy local produce to add to his current items for sale.
(These borrowers came in two different sets; each set was snapped separately and joined together)
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