A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy building materials for the construction of a house for his family.


Lahai Simah's Group's story

In the picture above are teachers of a secondary school located in Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. School teachers usually come to Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) to apply for loans. With the help of these loans, they are empowered to meet certain financial needs that are unattainable with their small salaries. Some of the most common loan uses are to pay school/college fees, either for themselves to pursue further studies or for their child's school/college fees, to invest in businesses, to buy furniture or a plot of land for future house construction, to buy house building materials, etc. At the end of each month, the teachers can easily repay the loan, using their monthly salaries. Their school's bursar is directly responsible for making the deductions and repayments on their behalf. Lahai is the featured leader of this group of teachers. The forty-nine-year-old is a native of Kamboma, eastern Sierra Leone. Lahai is married and the father of two school-going children. He has been a school teacher for a number of years. Lahai has requested this loan in order to buy building materials for the construction of a house for his family.

In this group: Lahai Simah, Hassan , Sallu
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