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Augusta B.'s Group
In this Group: Augusta B. , Jeneba , Abou A. , Mrs. Hawa H.
Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is very pleased to present to you this group of teachers from Waterloo, a small town in Western Sierra Leone. School staff from this institution like their counterparts in other SMT’ s operational areas come to SMT to request loans. With the help of these loans, they are empowered to do or solve certain financial challenges that their salaries alone can not let them do. And at the end of each month, using their monthly salaries, these teachers repay their Kiva loan. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

Augusta is the leader of this group. The 36-year-old is a native of Makeni city. She is married to a police officer and the couple has three children. Augusta is a school teacher and has been teaching for many years now. She has requested this loan in order to pay school fees and other school charges for her children.

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.

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.

About Sierra Leone

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,015,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,300.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD