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Total loan: $4,600
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James B.'s Group

Sierra Leone
Magburaka, Tonkolili, Sierra Leone / Personal Housing Expenses

A loan of $4,600 helped a member to buy house building materials like iron corrugated zincs for the construction of a family dwelling house.


James B.'s Group's story

Pictured above are primary school teachers in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan. With the help of this loan, these teachers are going to buy goods or invest in businesses or pay school fees for their children. At the end of each month, they repay the loan, using their monthly salaries. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

James is the leader of this group of teachers. He is a 46-year-old man. Born in Masimgbi village near Magburaka town in northern Sierra Leone, James is married to a teacher and the couple has 3 children – two in primary school and 1 in college. James has been a teacher for 26 years now. He has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials like iron corrugated zincs for the construction of a family dwelling house.

In this group: James B., Abdul Saidu , Isatu , Umu H., Alfred A. , Theresa , Usif S. , Wilfred J. , M'balu S., Peter J., Isatu , Salamatu
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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: February 10, 2012
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: February 10, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International