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Alusine's Group
In this Group: Alusine , Michael Abu
Salone Microfinance Trust, who is a partner of based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you this group of teachers from Makiteh village, near Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone. They have requested for a loan of 1,500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) for each in order to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, they can easily repay the loan using their monthly salaries.

Alusine is the featured leader of this team and he is a 45 year old native of Maboreh village. He is married to a trader and they have 4 children – 3 in primary school and 1 in secondary school. Alusine has been a school teacher for 37 years now. He has requested this loan in order to pay college fees for himself and to use the rest to buy house building materials.

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

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 5
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,478,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,318.3
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Alusine's Group's $700 loan helped a member to pay college fees for himself and to use the rest to buy house building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 4, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013