A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy house building materials like corrugated iron zincs, cements, nails, etc. for the completion of a family house she began building with her first Kiva loan.


Mariama's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org with headquarters in Makeni city in Northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you for the second time, this group of teachers from Kenema, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. Having repaid their last Kiva loan successfully, they have again come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a new loan of 15,000,000 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.

Mariama is the leader of this group of teachers. Mariama is 35. She is married and has 1 child who is attending primary school. Mariama has been in the teaching profession for 9 years now. She has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials like corrugated iron zincs, cements, nails, etc. for the completion of a family house she began building with her first Kiva loan.

In this group: Mariama , Justin Moses, Francis Lansna, Keikula , Patrick A. , Sylvester , Cherinor , Zainab J.
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