A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy house building materials like iron corrugated zincs, iron rods, roofing nails, etc.


Stephen G.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you the teachers of a primary school in the small town of Lunsar about 65 miles away from Makeni city. These hardworking and dedicated teachers have come to SMT for the first time seeking a loan of 7,660,000 leones. With the help of this loan, these teachers will embark on some meaningful projects that their mere salaries alone cannot support. Some of them will use their loan to buy pieces of furniture; others, to buy house building materials or a piece of land. Some will pay school fees for their children, while some of them will invest the loan in businesses.

Stephen G. K. is the headmaster at the school and leader of this group. He is age 55. He was born in a place called Mange Acra, in Northern Sierra Leone. He is married with 14 children, 11 of whom are still in school. Stephen has been a teacher for 30 years now. Stephen will use his share of the loan to buy house building materials like iron corrugated zincs, iron rods, roofing nails, etc.

(Inserted in the photo is a borrower who was not able to be present for the group photo).

In this group: Stephen G., Mohamed R., Mohamed Z., Alimamy J., Chernoh Brima, Santigie, Marie, Mohamed A.



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