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Total loan: $1,150
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Steven Tamba J.'s Group

Sierra Leone
Koidu/Kono, Sierra Leone / Primary/secondary school costs

A loan of $1,150 helped a member to pay school fees for his children and invest the rest in business. He will buy cosmetics in large quantity to add to his current stock.


Steven Tamba J.'s Group's story

Pictured here are teachers of a primary school in Koidu, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. These teachers have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of 4,900,000.00 Leones in order to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, they will repay the loan using their monthly salaries.

Steven, 38, is the leader of this group of teachers. A native of Koidu, Steven is married and has five children who are attending schools. Steven has been a professional teacher for 16 years now. Apart from being a teacher, Steven is also a businessman and has been in the cosmetics business for six years now. He has requested this loan to pay school fees for his children and invest the rest in business. He will buy cosmetics in large quantities to add to his current stock.

In this group: Steven Tamba J., Sahr , Tamba E. , Aiah
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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: September 19, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: September 19, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International