A loan of $2,825 helped a member to buy house-building materials like iron corrugated zinc, sand, nails, cement, etc. for the construction of a dwelling house.


Sorie Baimba's Group's story

Pictured above are teachers from one of the primary schools in Koidu. They have come to Kiva field partner Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) in order to request a loan of 12,200,000 Sierra Leonean Leones for the entire group. With the help of this loan, these teachers will be able to meet their immediate and most pressing financial needs. For example, some of them will use this loan to pay school fees for their children, others will use it to buy house building materials, some will invest theirs in businesses, etc., etc. And at the end of each month, they can use their monthly salaries to repay the loan. It is their school bursar whose responsibility it is to deduct the repayments and repay SMT/Kiva lenders on the teachers' behalf.

Sorie is the featured leader of this group. A native of Manjoro village in northern Sierra Leone, the 59-year-old is married to a teacher and the two have six children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Sorie has been a professional teacher for 38 years now. With his share of this loan, he is going to buy house-building materials like iron corrugated zinc, sand, nails, cement, etc. for the construction of a dwelling house.

In this group: Sorie Baimba, Mohamed S., Sheriff B., Sourie I., Osman , Mohamed Tamba, Sahr Madison



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