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Total loan: $1,175

Umu's Group

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Kenema, Eastern Province, Sierra Leone / Housing

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A loan helped to buy house building materials, iron corrugated zincs, etc. for the construction of a dwelling house.


Umu's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you this group of teachers from Kenema, in eastern Sierra Leone. Teachers of this school have come to SMT for a loan of 5,000,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) in order to improve their standards of living. Some of them will use this loan to buy house-building materials, some to buy pieces of furniture, others to pay school fees for their children. At the end of each month, the school’s bursar will be directly responsible for deducting their repayment amount and pays SMT. Umu is the featured leader of this group of teachers, and she has been in the teaching profession for 28 years now. The 52-year-old was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. Umu is a widow with three grown-up children. She has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials, iron corrugated zincs, etc. for the construction of a dwelling house.