A loan of $1,075 helped a member to buy materials for the construction of a house for his family.


Richard Komba's Group's story

Pictured above are a group of teachers from the eastern city of Koidu. Like their fellow teachers in various areas where Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) operates, they came to SMT to apply for staff loans. These loans are specifically designed for low-paid staff. With this type of loan, staff can meet their most immediate and pressing needs. At the end of each month, their bursar is directly responsible for deducting their repayments and pays SMT/Kiva lenders on their behalf.

Sahr is the featured leader of this group. At 52, Sahr is married to a housewife. A native of Banganbuya, Sahr is the father of seven children - four in primary school, two in secondary school, and one in college. Sahr has been a school teacher for 30 years now. He has requested this loan in order to buy house-building materials for the construction of a house for his family.

In this group: Richard Komba, Njafoe S., Sahr



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