A loan of $1,400 helped a member to buy house building materials such as corrugated iron, nails, boards, etc. to continue building the house begun with the help of the first loan.


Mohamed's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you teachers of this primary school in Kenema, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. Teachers and workers of various institutions usually apply for loans from SMT/Kiva lenders. At the end of each month, the bursar or person in charge of paying salaries in the institution will deduct the borrowers’ monthly repayments and remit them to SMT on their behalf.

The workers of this school have applied for their second loan from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of their first Kiva loan (SLL 5,000,000), some bought furniture, others paid school fees for their children, etc. Having successfully repaid that loan, they are requesting a new loan of SLL 6,000,000 in order to again buy or invest in items that they cannot afford with their salaries.

Mohamed, 28 years old, is the leader of the group. He was born in the village of Gbatoma, about 58 miles from Kenema. Mohamed is married to a housewife and has one child, not yet school aged. Mohamed has requested a loan of SLL 1,500,000 to buy house building materials such as corrugated iron, nails, boards, etc. to continue building the house begun with the help of the first loan.

In this group: Mohamed , Alfred , Marie , Ibrahim
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