A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy house building materials like cement, iron, corrugated zincs, etc. for the construction of a family dwelling house.


Abu Bakarr's Group's story

These borrowers are primary school teachers in Wellington, which is on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. School teachers are among the lowest-paid workers in Sierra Leone. The majority, therefore, has to do extra work in order to make ends meet. Salone Microfinance Trust in partnership with Kiva is very helpful in mitigating the problems of teachers. Salone Microfinance Trust offered “Salary Loans” to teachers and other government workers in all SMT's operational areas. These loans help them solve their immediate financial challenges and, at the end of each month, they can easily repay their loan using their monthly salaries. It is their school’s bursar who is directly responsible for deducting the repayment and pays SMT/Kiva lenders on their behalf.
Their leader is Abu Bakarr.. The 52 year old man is a native of Yoni village in Northern Sierra Leone. He is married to a teacher and together they have 6 children who are attending schools. Abu Bakarr has been a teacher for many years now. He has requested for a loan of 2,600,000 Leones in order to buy house building materials like cement, iron, corrugated zincs, etc. for the construction of a family dwelling house.

In this group: Abu Bakarr , Abdul Rahman, Rugiatu Beatrice , Hamid Saidu



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