A loan of $1,800 helped a member to purchase a piece of land for the future construction of a family house.


Sorie I.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is pleased to present to you teachers of the DEC Sinkunia Primary School in Kabala, a town in northern Sierra Leone. This institution was founded in 1951 by the District Education Council to promote education in the district. The institution is staffed with 12 teachers and has an enrollment of 586 pupils.



This is the first loan that DEC Primary School Sinkunia is requesting from Kiva through SMT. With the help of this loan, some of these teachers will start small businesses. Some will invest their loans in an already existing business. Others will buy pieces of furniture and house-building materials, pay school fees for their children, and so on. At the end of each month, the school’s burser is directly responsible for deducting the loan repayments out of their monthly salaries and pays SMT/Kiva on their behalf.



Sorie I. S., the leader of this group of teachers, was born in Koinadugu District, northern Sierra Leone. He is married to a trader and has seven children, two of whom are in primary school, three in secondary school and two in college. Sorie, who has 28 years of experience in the teaching profession, has requested a loan of SLL 1,000,000 in order to purchase a piece of land for the future construction of a family house.

In this group: Sorie I., Musa S. , Balla , Sorie , Samba , Mohamed , Hassan B., Mohamed , Alusine , Edwin Thomas



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