A loan of $1,950 helped a member to buy house-building materials.


Sheriff's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you this group of borrowers from a primary school in Kenema city, Eastern Sierra Leone. Staff of this institution have come to SMT for a loan of 8,400,000 SLL for the second time in order to improve on their standards of living. Some of them will use this loan to buy house-building materials, some to buy pieces of furniture, others to pay school fees for their children, and so on. At the end of each month, their school’s bursar is directly responsible for deducting their repayment amount from their salaries in order to pay SMT/Kiva lenders.

This is the second loan that this institution has applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. Roston is the leader of this group. The 48-year-old man was born in a place call Kpuwabu, in Eastern Sierra Leone. He is a teacher and has been in the teaching profession for 21 years now. Roston is married and has five children: three in primary school and two in secondary school. Roston has requested this loan in order to buy house-building materials--bags of cement and iron-corrugated zincs--for the completion of a family house he began building with his first Kiva loan.

In this group: Sheriff , Roston , Musa , Lahai E., Francess M.



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