In the middle of the photo is Sahr. The 54-year-old was born in Senehun, in eastern Sierra Leone. He is married to a teacher and the couple have nine children – five are in primary school, three are in secondary school and one is in college. Sahr has been a professional teacher for 32 years now.
He has requested for a loan of 1,500,000 SLL in order to buy house building materials – iron corrugated sheets, 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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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid