A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy building materials for the construction of a family house.


Fatmata B.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is very pleased to present to you this group of teachers from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. Like their colleague teachers from other schools, they have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan. With the help of this loan, these borrowers will be able to tackle some financial difficulties that their mere salaries alone cannot solve. At the end of each month, each of them repays SMT/Kiva lenders using their monthly salaries. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for doing the deductions and repayments on their behalf. Fatmata is the leader of this group of teachers. A native of Makeni city, the 32-year-old is married to a businessman and the couple has two children who are attending primary schools. Fatmata has been serving in the teaching profession for 11 years now. She has requested this loan in order to buy house-building materials for the construction of a family house.

In this group: Fatmata B. , Momodu A.c. , Aminata R. , Isatu G., Albert , Issa S. , Mabinty , Mohamed S. , Mohamed M.
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