A loan of $1,400 helped a member to pays his children's school fees and buy cements, etc. for the construction of his house.


Tamba R.'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 this group of teachers from Koidu, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They are among the first borrowers that SMT/Kiva lenders are disbursing to in the city. Like their counterparts in other regions of the country, these borrowers are going to use this loan for different purposes. Some will use it to pay school fees for their children, others will buy house-building materials, pieces of furniture, etc. And at the end of each month, they will repay their loan using their monthly salaries. Their school’s burser is directly responsible for making the deductions and repaying SMT/Kiva on their behalf.

Tamba is the leader of this group of teachers. Born in Kono about 54 years ago, Tamba is a husband and father of nine children – four in primary school, three in secondary school, one in college and one grown-up. Tamba has been a professional teacher for 37 years now. He has requested this laon in order to educate his children and complete the construction of his house.

In this group: Tamba R., Meuday K., Umaru , Amadu



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