A loan of $2,075 helped a member to pay his college fees.

Kelfala's Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is very pleased to present to you this group of teachers from Makeni city in northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT, a local field partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of 9,000,000.00 Sierra Leonean Leones for the entire group in order to meet their most immediate and most pressing financial needs. At the end of each month, they can easily repay the loan using their monthly salaries. It is their school’s bursar who is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

Kelfala is the featured leader of this group of teachers. Born in Kono, eastern Sierra Leone, the 45-year-old is married to a trader and the couple has one child who is attending primary school. Kelfala has been a school teacher for fifteen years now. He is currently pursuing further studies. He has requested this loan in order to pay his college fees.

In this group: Kelfala, Maada Salia, Mohamed Bun, Sulaiman D., Edna Fatmata, Mariatu Foday

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