A loan of $5,525 helped a member to buy building materials, for the construction of a house.


Malcolm Yayah's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva based in Makeni, in northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you this group of secondary school teachers. They are from Koidu, a city in eastern Sierra Leone.

These hard-working and dedicated teachers have come to SMT to request a loan of SLL 23,900,000 for the entire group. With their shares of the loan, each will be able to solve his immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, they will be able to repay the loan using their monthly salaries. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for doing the salary deductions and making the repayments on the borrowers' behalf.

Mafinda (who is second from the left in the picture) is the featured leader of this group. A native of Yengema, in eastern Sierra Leone, the 55-year-old is married to a teacher. The couple has two children, who are no longer attending school. Mafinda has served in the teaching profession for 25 years. He has requested this loan in order to buy building materials, for the construction of a house.

In this group: Malcolm Yayah, Tamba Stephen, Aiah E. , Infa Lahai, Lansana , Sahr , Alhaji Sorie, Kai K., Mafinda , Sulimani , Sahr E., Sahr Yusufu



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