A loan of $5,600 helped a member to buy construction materials to build a house, and to pay his children's school fees.


Karim's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni in northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to introduce to you this group of teachers from the eastern city of Koidu. They have requested a loan of 24,000,000 SLL from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to solve their immediate financial needs. At the end of each month, they will make payments using their monthly salaries to repay the loan. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for deducting the payments and will repay SMT/Kiva lender on their behalf.

Andrew is the leader of this group of teachers. Born in a place called Ngardorhun, in eastern Sierra Leone, Andrew, aged 48, has been in the teaching profession for 26 years. He is married and has five children – two in primary school, three in secondary school. Andrew has applied for this loan in order to buy construction materials: corrugated iron, cement, etc. to build a house for his family. He will also use part of the loan to pay his children's school fees.

In this group: Karim , Wilfred , Mohamed M. , Sahr J. , Abdul , Daniel J.s. , Tamba , Komba Fillie , Andrew A. , Tamba , Sahr M. , Michael Aiah , Tamba R. , Tamba E.
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