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Samuel C's Group
In this Group: Samuel C, Alusine B., Abu , Alice V., Fatmata , Memunatu A., Khadija E
Pictured here are teachers of a primary school located in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of, to apply for a loan of SLL 9,000,000 in order to meet their most immediate and most pressing financial needs. And at the end of each month, they can easily repay the loan using their salaries. It is their school’s bursar who is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

Samuel is the featured leader of this group. Samuel is 41 year old. He is married and has four children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Samuel is a school teacher and has been in the teaching profession for 20 years now. Samuel has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials like cements, iron corrugated sheets, etc. to add to his business.

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
  • 54
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,327,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,308.5
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Samuel C's Group's $2,100 loan helped a member to buy house building materials like cement, iron corrugated sheets, etc. to add to his business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 22, 2013
Aug 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014