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Total loan: $2,550
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Philip T.'s Group

Sierra Leone
Kenema, Sierra Leone / Construction Supplies

A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy house building materials – bags of cements, iron corrugated zinc, nails, etc., for the construction of a house.


Philip T.'s Group's story

These are teachers of a primary school in Kenema city. Teachers of this noble institution have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone to seek a loan of SLL 10,900,000 for the entire group. With the help of this loan, this group of teachers will be able to improve on their standard of living. Forty-nine-year-old Philip is the leader of this group of teachers. Philip was born in Segbwema in Eastern Sierra Leone, he is married and has six children, five of whom are in schools. Philip is a teacher and has been in the teaching profession for fifteen years now. He has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials – bags of cements, iron corrugated zinc, nails, etc., for the construction of a house. School staff from this institution, like many other schools staff within SMT’s operational areas, comes to SMT to apply for loans. With the help of these loans, they can accomplish some certain tasks that they would otherwise have not being able to accomplish with their mere salaries alone. But with the help of this loan, some can pay school fees for their children; others can use the loan to buy pieces of furniture, a plot of land, house-building materials, or invest in business. At the end of each month, these teachers can repay the loan out of their monthly salaries. The institution’s bursar is directly responsible for deducting the repayment and pays SMT on their behalf.

In this group: Philip T. , Yusuf Unis, Abu Bakar Amara, Alieu , Abu Bakar Yahaya, Mohamed Lamin , Tiangay B., Mohamed B.
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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: December 15, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: December 15, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International