A loan of $1,300 helped a member to pay college fees both for his children and for himself to pursue further studies.


Desmond Massuba's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni, is very pleased to present to you this group of teachers from Koidu, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 5,600,000 SLL in order to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, they will repay the loan using their monthly salaries.

Desmond is the leader of this group of teachers. Desmond was born in Jaima Sewafeh in eastern Sierra Leone. He is fifty-six years old and married to a nurse. The couple has three children together. Two are in college and the other is not of school-going age. Desmond has been a teacher for twenty-seven years. He has requested this loan in order to pay college fees both for his children and for himself in order to pursue further studies.

In this group: Desmond Massuba , Eric Tamba , Andrew Sahr , Alfred Hamed



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