A loan of $1,225 helped a member to pay his college fees.


John A.s.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is very pleased to present to you this group of teachers from one of the primary schools in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 5,240,000 SLL in order to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, they will repay their loan using their monthly salaries. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for doing the deductions and payment to SMT/Kiva lender on these teachers’ behalf.

John is the leader of this group of teachers. The 45-year-old man is married and has two children – one in secondary school and one in college. A native of Makeni, John now teaches in Magburaka town and has been in the teaching profession for 32 years. John is pursuing further studies in college. He has therefore requested this loan to pay his college fees.

In this group: John A.s., Hamid L., Francis S., Abdul , Jasper Mustapha



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details