N'babah Kalimusu's Group
This school was founded in 1961 by The Seven Day Adventist Mission (SDA) to provide education for the children of the community. Currently the school is staffed with 70 employees and has an enrollment of 2500 pupils.
These hard-working and dedicated teachers have come to SMT to seek for a loan of SLL 10300000. With the help of this loan, these teachers can embark on some meaningful projects that their salaries alone cannot finance. Some of them will use the loan to buy pieces of furniture; others, to buy house-building materials. Some will buy a piece of land or pay school fees for their children, while others will invest the loan in a business.
N'babah C. is the leader of this group of teachers. Born in Kambia, northern Sierra Leone, N'babah is married to a businesswoman and the couple has six children, three of whom are attending primary or secondary school. Mr. C., who has been in the teaching profession for 34 years, is requesting this loan in order to pay school fees for his children.
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.
This is a Group Loan
In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.
Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.
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