A loan of $4,525 helped a member to buy house building materials.

Slra Group's story

These are staff members of the SLRA (Sierra Leone Roads Authority) Makeni. SLRA was established in 1993 by an Act of Parliament charged with the responsibility of constructing and rehabilitating all roads, bridges and ferries in Sierra Leone. It is a civil engineering institution. SLRA Makeni is responsible for roads, bridges and ferries in Bombali, Koindadugu, part of Tonkolili and part of Kambia districts, in northern Sierra Leone. SLRA Makeni has a total of twenty-one staff. Over the years, SLRA Makeni has been able to construct many roads in the township of Makeni, making the town accessible to vehicles.

This will be the second loan members of SLRA Makeni are requesting from SMT. Previously, only nine staff members applied for a loan from SMT. With the success of the previous loans to staff, six new members of staff were encouraged to join their colleagues in applying for a loan this time around. With a loan, staff members will be able to invest it in something needed and out of their monthly salaries, they will repay the loan. Some of them will use the loan to buy pieces of furniture like a bed or chairs, other will use theirs to invest in business, some will invest theirs in a house-building project and others will use the loan to pay for their children's schooling.

Anthony S. K. (first from left) is a member of the three-man loan recovery committee and also head of security for SLRA Makeni. Anthony was born in Port Loko, northern Sierra Leone. He is age fifty-five, married to a teacher and they have four children together. Two of his children are in class six, one is in class five and the last is in class two. Anthony will use this loan in a house building project, to buy house building materials.

In this group: Anthony S., Adama, Mohamed B. , Joseph S., Abdul K., Andrew B., Tommy C., David , Mosses , Mohamed G., Abu Bakarr *, Koliya *, Omaru V., Hassan , Abdulai
*not pictured

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