A loan of $3,500 helped a member to buy electrical appliances for her house.


Rugiatu A.'s Group's story

The photo shows teachers of the Kulafai Rashideen Primary School in Lumpa, a village near Freetown, Sierra Leone. This school was established in 1996 by Sheik Sulaiman to teach Arabic and promote education to the community's children.

Rugiatu is the leader of the group of teachers. She is a native of Bo City and has one child. She has applied for a loan of SLL 1,200,000.00 to buy electrical appliances for her house.

The school staff are part of Kiva partner Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) and are applying for loans. The loans help them to invest in or buy items that their salaries cannot cover. At the end of each month, the school bursar deducts repayment amounts directly to pay SMT on the teachers’ behalf.

In this group: Rugiatu A., Mohamed S. , Gbrill , Micheal D. , Abdulai , Abdulai Musa , Sahid Babah , Gbrilla , Marion Boi , Abdul Alpha
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