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Mohamed S.'s Group
In this Group: Mohamed S., Abdul M., James B., Kadiatu , Mohamed S. , Daniel A, Abdulai, Marion B., Abdul A., Rugiatu A., Sahid B., Amin S.*, Gibilla
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Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a Kiva partner in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you the teachers of the Kulafai Rashideen Primary School in Waterloo small town, where “Shine on Sierra Leone” partnered with SMT to start a branch. This school was founded in September 1996. It is staffed with thirteen teachers and 363 pupils.

These hardworking and dedicated teachers have come to SMT to seek an SLL 15,100,000 loan. With the help of this loan, these teachers will be able to embark on some meaningful projects that their mere salaries alone can’t support. Some of them will use the loan to buy pieces of furniture, others to buy house-building materials or a piece of land, pay school fees for their children, or invest the loan in their business.

Mohamed S. B. is the leader of this group of teachers. He is age forty-nine, is married to a businesswoman, and they have six children. Mr. B. will use his share of the loan to pay school fees for his children.

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
  • 33
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,980,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,932.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD