Kelfala is the featured leader of this group of teachers. Born in Kono, eastern Sierra Leone, the 45-year-old is married to a trader and the couple has one child who is attending primary school. Kelfala has been a school teacher for fifteen years now. He is currently pursuing further studies. He has requested this loan in order to pay his college fees.
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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