A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy a generator to power the refrigerator he uses to sell cold drinks.


Baptist Secondary School Ii Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a Kiva partner in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you the teachers of the Baptist Secondary School II, in Waterloo small town, where “Shine on Sierra Leone” partnered with SMT to start a branch.

Baptist Secondary School II was opened in September 2000 by the Executive of the Baptist Convention Sierra Leone to help alleviate the plight of displaced children living in Freetown during the country’s ten year civil war.

These hardworking and dedicated teachers have come to SMT for the first time to seek a loan of SLL 10,000,000. With the help of this loan, they will be able to embark on some meaningful projects that they cannot do with their mere salaries alone. Some of them will use the loan to buy pieces of furniture, others to buy housebuilding materials, buy a piece of land, pay school fees for their children, or invest the loan in their business.

Alfred S. K. is the leader of this group. He is age forty and was born in Kamakwe, a town in northern Sierra Leone. He has been a teacher for twenty years now. Alfred is married to a teacher and they have three children.

Alfred will use his share of the loan to buy a generator which he will use to power the refrigerator he uses to sell cold drinks.

In this group: Alfred Sima, Victor E.d., John S.y., Maferh, Jonathan Y., Alimany Azziz , Augustine M.j.



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