A loan of $600 helped to buy building materials, like corrugated iron sheets, sand, nails, and cement, for the construction of a dwelling house.


Rev.sheku B.'s story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you Rev. Sheku, a teacher at one of the vocational institutions in Makeni city. The 57-year-old was born in the village of Rokupr. He is married to a nurse, and the couple has three children – two in secondary school and one in college. Rev. Sheku has been a teacher for 21 years. He has requested this loan, in order to buy building materials for the construction of a dwelling house, like corrugated iron sheets, sand, nails, and cement. School teachers, like Rev. Sheku, do normally come to SMT, to apply for loans. With the help of these loans, they can easily meet their most immediate and most pressing financial challenges. And at the end of each month, they can easily repay the loan. It is normally their school’s bursar who is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.



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