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Mohamed S.
In the photo above is Mohamed, a 49-year-old secondary school teacher in the city of Makeni, located in northern Sierra Leone. A teacher for 30 years now, he is married to a teacher and the couple has five children who are attending secondary school.



Mohamed has requested this loan from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to buy house-building materials like zinc, nails, cement, etc. for the construction of a house. He will also invest some of the loan in agriculture.

Additional Information

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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,868,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,375.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mohamed S. to buy house-building materials like zinc, nails, cement, etc. for the construction of a house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 20, 2012
Listed
Jan 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 19, 2012