A loan of $4,575 helped a member to pay college fees for her child.


Betty S.'s Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you this group of schoolteachers from the eastern city of Kenema. They have come together to request a loan of SLL 19,800,000 for the entire team. With the help of this loan, they are empowered to meet their most immediate and most pressing financial needs. At the end of each month, they can easily repay the loan. It is their school’s bursar who is directly responsible for doing the deductions making the repayments on their behalf.

Betty is the featured leader of this group. The 53-year-old is a native of Damalow, in eastern Sierra Leone. Betty is a widow with two children, one in secondary school and one in college. Betty has been a schoolteacher for 27 years now. She has requested this loan in order to pay college fees for her child.

In this group: Betty S., Jenneh , Josephine H., Fatmata , Matilda B., Esther I., Victoria G, Francess H., Musu K
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