A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy building materials such as cement, iron, and corrugated zinc, for the construction of a family home.


James' Group's story

We introduce to you in the photo above teachers of a primary school situated in Koidu/Kono, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. Like their colleagues in other regions of the country, they have requested a loan of 4,500,000 Sierra Leonean leones (SLL) from Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni, in 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 James, who was born in Mafindor, in eastern Sierra Leone. The forty-nine year old is married to a teacher and together they have five children, two of whom are in primary school and three in secondary school. With 23 years of experience in the teaching profession, James is requesting this loan in order to buy building materials such as cement, iron and corrugated zinc for the construction of a family home.

In this group: James, James S., Sahr Joseph



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