A loan of $575 helped a member to hire a labor force to brush and plough his farmland and to buy seeds to plant on his farm.


Edward Karimu's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni Northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you this group of teachers from a primary school in Kenema, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 2,500,000 SLL in order to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, their school’s bursar repays SMT/Kiva lenders on their behalf from their monthly salaries.

Edward is the leader of this group. The 60-year-old is married to a trader. He has seven children, three of whom are in secondary school and in college. Born in Largo village near Kenema, Edward has been in the teaching profession for 38 years.

Edward has requested a loan of 1,000,000 SLL in order to hire a labor force to brush and plough his farmland and buy seeds to plant on his farm.

In this group: Edward Karimu, Osman



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