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John A
In the photo is John, a sugar technician in one of the sugar companies in Sierra Leone. A native of Mayessi, the 40-year-old is married to a trader and the couple has four children who are attending primary and secondary schools. John has been working for this company for nine years now. He has requested this loan from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to buy house-building materials like corrugated iron sheets, cement, paint, iron rods, etc., for the construction of a dwelling house for his family.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Sierra Leone

  • $903
    Average annual income
  • 4
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $8,868,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,328.1
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped John A to buy house-building materials like corrugated iron sheets, cement, paint, iron rods, etc. for the construction of a dwelling house for his family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 11, 2013
Listed
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Feb 17, 2014