A loan of $3,075 helped a member to pay school fees for her children.


Sallay A.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you teachers of the Baptist Primary School in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. Baptist Primary School was founded in 1974 by the Nigerian Baptist Conference (NBC) to promote the religion and improve education in the community. Currently, the school is staffed with 21 teachers and has an enrollment of 625 pupils.

Sallay A. B. is a teacher at the school and leader of this group of borrowers. The 52-year-old Sallay was born in Magburaka town, in northern Sierra Leone. She has been in the teaching profession for 37 years now. She is married to a teacher and has four children – three in primary school and one in secondary school. Sallay has requested this loan in order to pay school fees for her children and take better care of her family.

Staff from this institution, like many other schools' staff within SMT’s operational areas, comes to SMT to apply for loans. At the end of each month, these teachers can repay the loan out of their monthly salaries. The institution’s bursar is directly responsible for deducting the repayment and pays SMT on their behalf.

In this group: Sallay A. , Umu H. , Mohamed A. , Salamatu, Abdul Saidu , Hameh Moses , Yusif S., Alfred A., Adama B. , Isatu , Paul , Santigie , Wilfred J. , James B.
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