A loan of $1,850 helped a member to pay her college fees.


Agnes B.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is very pleased to present to you this group of teachers based in Waterloo, a town about 26 miles from Freetown. This group of teachers has applied for a loan in order to meet their immediate and most pressing financial challenges. At the end of each month, they can repay the loan using their monthly salaries.

Agnes is the featured leader of these borrowers. She is a native of Njala, southern Sierra Leone. The 41-year-old woman is married to a teacher and the couple has two children. Agnes has been a school teacher for many years now. Agnes is currently pursuing further studies in college. She has requested for this loan in order to pay her college fees.

(Also attached to the right of the photo is Amara, a borrower who was not present for a group photo.)

In this group: Agnes B., Amara M., Emmanuel S., Nallah S., Sahid G., James O.
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