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Keikura's Group
In this Group: Keikura , Makieu John, Margaret K. , Madieu B. , Dainel S., Mrs Francess , Clarence J.
Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of with headquarters in Makeni city in Northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you this group of teachers from Kenema, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone for the second time. Having repaid their last Kiva loan successfully, they have again come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a new loan of 12,400,000 Sierra Leonean Leones. With the help of this new loan, they will be able to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, they will then repay the loan, using their monthly salaries. Their bursar is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayment to SMT/Kiva lenders on their behalf.

Dainel is the leader of this group of teachers. Dainel is 52. He is married and has two children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Dainel has been in the teaching profession for 30 years now. He has requested this loan in order to buy house-building materials like corrugated iron zinc, cement, nails, etc. for the completion of a family house he began building with his first Kiva loan.

Additional Information

About Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT)

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is Kiva’s oldest field partner in Sierra Leone. SMT began operations in 2002 as a microcredit program of the NGO Child Fund Sierra Leone under a USAID program to assist the reintegration of ex combatants back into their communities. Today, SMT offers group, agricultural, individual and salary loans to micro-entrepreneurs through six branches and one sub-branch in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas. By providing small loans and other financial services, SMT empowers poor clients to generate more income to help their families, improve their wellbeing, and create a more vibrant private small-business sector in Sierra Leone.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 43
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $10,094,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4,349.8
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD
A portion of Keikura's Group's $2,875 loan helped a member to buy house-building materials like corrugated iron zinc, cement, nails, etc. for the completion of a family house.
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 5, 2012
Oct 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 3, 2012