A loan of $1,825 helped a member to purchase building materials, like cement, sand, corrugated zinc, and nails, for the construction of a house.


Agnes M.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you these primary school teachers from Kenema city, in Eastern Sierra Leone. Founded in 1970, this school is staffed with five teachers and has an enrollment of 220 pupils. This is the first loan that this school has applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders.

Fatmata is the featured leader of this group of teachers. The 39-year-old Fatmata was born in Segwema, in the eastern part of Sierra Leone. She has been in the teaching profession for 14 years. She is married to a nurse, and the couple has three children. One is in primary, and two are in secondary school. Fatmata has requested this loan in order to purchase building materials, like cement, sand, corrugated zinc, and nails, for the construction of a house.

In this group: Agnes M., Fatmata , Juliet Jessi, Stephen



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