A loan of $1,025 helped a member to pay college fees to pursue further studies.


Emmanuel Tamba's Group's story

Introduced to you in the photo above are teachers from a secondary school situated in Koidu/Kono, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. Like their colleague teachers in other regions of the country, they have requested a loan of 4,400,000 Sierra Leonean Leones from Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone.

With this loan, they will be able to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, they will repay the loan, using their monthly salaries.

The leader of this group of teachers is Emmanuel. Born in Yardu Gbensa, in eastern Sierra Leone, the fifty-four year old is married and has four children – three in secondary school and one in college. With twenty-four years of experience in the teaching profession, Emmanuel is requesting this loan in order to pay college fees to pursue further studies.

In this group: Emmanuel Tamba, Tamba A. , Sahr , Alhaji Ali
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