A loan of $1,800 helped a member buy house-building materials.


Joko C. R.'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 Russell Technical Secondary School, in Waterloo, a small town where “Shine on Sierra Leone” has partnered with SMT to start a branch. This school was founded in 2006 by Joko C.R. V., to cater for under-privileged youths in the community. Currently, the school is staffed with twenty-three teachers and has an enrollment of 545 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.

Joko C.R. V. is the leader of this group of teachers. Born in a village called Rotifunk, Joko is today residing in Waterloo together with his wife and five children. His wife is a businesswoman and three of his children are attending primary and secondary schools. Mr. V., who has served in the teaching profession for thirty years, would like to use his share of this loan to buy house-building materials in order to complete his house-building project.

In this group: Joko C. R., Julius V.o., Hamid T., Patrick Tunde, Santigie U., Christian M.s., Alhassan, Ibrahim B., Sheka, Brima Benedict
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