A loan of $1,725 helped a member to pay school fees for his children.

Alex's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni in northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you this group of teachers from Blama, a village close to Kenema city in eastern Sierra Leone. Teachers of this school have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org for a loan of 7,500,000 SLL in order to improve on their standard of living. Some of them will use this loan to buy house building materials, some to buy pieces of furniture, others to pay school fees for their children and so on. At the end of each month, the school’s bursar is directly responsible for deducting their repayment amount and pays SMT.

This is the first loan that this school has applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. Alex is the leader of this group of teachers. The 50-year-old Alex was born in a place call Limeh-Small-Bo, a village situated fifteen miles from Kenema. He is the head teacher at the school and has been in the teaching profession for 27 years now. Alex is married to a housewife and they have six children, four in Junior Secondary School I (JSS I) and two in Senior Secondary School II (SSS II).

Alex has requested this loan in order to pay school fees for his children.

In this group: Alex , Abdulai M. , Momoh , James B. , Mohamed A. , Kadiatu , Ibrahim B. , Edward B. , Mariama J. , Anthony M. , Ibrahim

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