A loan of $1,650 helped a member to pay school fees for his children.


Bashiru's Group's story

Pictured above are teachers of a vocational institution located in Portee, in the Sierra Leone capital city of Freetown. These able and dedicated teachers have come to Kiva’s first local partner, Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) to request a loan of 7,100,000 Leones for their entire team in order to meet their immediate and most pressing needs. At the end of each month, they can easily repay the loan using their monthly salaries. It is their school’s bursar who is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.
Abdul is the featured leader of this group. The 47 year-old is a native of Freetown. He is married and has twp children. Abdul has been a professional teacher for 15 years now. He has requested this loan in order to pay school fees for his children.

In this group: Bashiru , Mohamed , Henry , Hassan Kay, Abu Bakarr, Abdul Rahim



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