Abdul (who is pictured in the right) is the featured leader of this group. The 39-year-old is a native of Koaquima, in eastern Sierra Leone. He is married to a house wife and the couple have three children – two are in primary school and one is in secondary school. Abdul has been a school teacher for fifteen years now.
Abdul has requested a loan in order to pay school fees for his children and plans to use the rest of the loan to buy house building materials, such as iron corrugated sheets, nails, cement, etc. for the construction of a dwelling 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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