Orlando M.'s Group
Orlando is the featured leader of this group. The 60-year-old is a native of Makeni. He is married and has 12 children. Six of his children are attending primary schools, 2 are in secondary, 2 in college and 2 not of school going age. Orlando has been a professional teacher for 42 years now. He has requested this loan in order to meet two of his most pressing financial challenges; pay school fees for his children and to buy house building materials for the construction of a family 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.
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid