A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy house building materials like cement, iron corrugated zinc, etc. for the construction of a dwelling house for his family.


Julien A.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you this group of teachers from Kenema, in eastern Sierra Leone. Teachers of this school have come to SMT for a loan of 9,500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) in order to improve their standards of living. Some of them will use this loan to buy house-building materials, some to buy pieces of furniture, others to pay school fees for their children. At the end of each month, the school’s bursar is directly responsible for deducting their repayment amount and pays SMT. This is the first loan that this school has applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders.

Julien is the leader of this group of teachers, and he has been in the teaching profession for thirteen years now. The 45-year-old was born in Manowa, in eastern Sierra Leone, and is married with two children. Julien has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials like cement, iron corrugated zinc, etc. for the construction of a dwelling house for his family.

In this group: Julien A. , Julia , Abu B. , Doris A., Mohamed , Mustapha M.



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