A loan of $2,150 helped a member to purchase furniture and pay school fees for her children.


Bernadette M.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone. is very pleases to introduce this group of teachers from the eastern city of Koidu/Kono. They are among the first applicants to receive a loan from SMT/Kiva lenders in this city. They have applied for a loan of 9,500,000 SLL in order to solve their immediate financial needs. At the end of each month, they will repay the loan, using their monthly salaries. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for deducting the repayment and repays SMT/Kiva on their behalf. Bernadette is the leader of this group of teachers. Born in Kono, Bernadette, who is 51 years old, has been in the teaching profession for 30 years. She is single with five children, all of whom attend school. She has applied for this loan in order to purchase furniture and pay school fees for her children.

In this group: Bernadette M., Abubakarr , Tamba Y. , Alphonso , Lamsana , Martin A., Aiah B. , Komba Stephen , Sahr H.
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