A loan of $1,800 helped a member buys iron corrugated zinc sheets in order to complete the house-building project he has started.


Mohamed J.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you teachers of the S.L.M.C Primary School, in Waterloo, a small town, where “Shine on Sierra Leone” has partnered with SMT to start a branch. This school was founded in 1996 by the community people to educate the children of the community. Currently, the school is staffed with twelve teachers and has an enrollment of 463 pupils.

These hard-working and dedicated teachers have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to seek a loan of SLL 7,400,000. With the help of this loan, these teachers can embark on some meaningful project that their mere salaries alone can not do. Some of them will use the loan to buy pieces of furniture, others to buy house-building materials; some buy a piece of land or pay school fees for their children, while others will invest the loan in business.

Mohamed J. B. is the leader of this group of teachers. Born in Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone, Mohamed is today residing in Waterloo together with his wife and eight children. His wife is a teacher, too, and his children are in secondary schools and colleges. Mr. B., who has served in the teaching profession for thirty-four years, will use his share of this loan to buy iron corrugated zinc sheets in order to complete the house-building project he has started.

In this group: Mohamed J., Alimamy M., Martha C., Santigie M., Solomon, Salamatu, Abdul Karim, Adikalie K., Alhassan
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