A loan of $4,675 helped a member to buy alcohol (a local brew called sas) etc. to add to his business.

Samuel's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) a partner of Kiva based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone is very pleased to present to you these gentlemen. They are staff of a reputable company located in Tonkolili district, in northern Sierra Leone. These guys have come to SMT to request a loan for various reasons. Some will use it to buy house-building materials, others will use theirs to invest in business, some to pay school fees for their children and so on. At the end of each month, their company’s finance officer will deduct the amount they owe SMT/Kiva and repay on their behalf.

Samuel is their leader. He is a native of Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone. The forty-three-year-old is married to a trader and they have five children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Samuel has requested this loan in order to invest it in his business. He will use the funds to buy alcohol (a local brew called sas) etc. to add to his business.

This is not the first loan that Samuel has received from SMT. Samuel used his first SMT/Kiva loan to marry, he invested the second in business and he is again investing this one in his business. He describes SMT/Kiva lender loans as very helpful.

In this group: Samuel, Osman , Mohamed, John , Thomas, Mohamed, Foday, Hassan, Mohamed, Foday

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