A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy cement, iron rod and timber.

Mustapha B.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni city, northern Sierra Leone. We offer loans to teachers and other salaried workers to empower them to buy or invest in things that their salaries cannot let them invest in. For example, some of these teachers can use the loan to buy a plot of land for the future construction of a family house, some will use it to buy pieces of furniture or pay school fees for their children. At the end of each month, their bursar repays SMT/Kiva on their behalf.

Mustapha is the featured leader of this group of teachers. Born in Pendembu, 52 years ago, Mustapha is married to a businesswoman and the couple has four children. Two of them are in primary school and the other two are in secondary school. Mustapha has requested a loan of 1,200,000 SLL in order to buy cement, iron rod and timber.

(Also attached to the right of the photo is a borrower who was not present for the group snap shot)

In this group: Mustapha B., Stephen E.b., Paul M., Andrew Brima, Patience V.

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