A loan of $1,300 helped a member to pay school fees for his children.


Sahr M.m.'s Group's story

Pictured here are primary school teachers from the city of Koidu, in eastern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva, based in Makeni, to apply for a group loan of SLL 5,500,000 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 taking the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf. Sahr is the name of the featured leader of this team. A native of Torkpombu, the 52-year-old man is married to a trader and the couple has six children attending secondary schools. Sahr has been a school teacher for 12 years now. He has requested this loan in order to pay school fees for his children. Also included in the photo, second from the right, is Loan Officer, Alpha, posing with the borrowers.

In this group: Sahr M.m., Joseph B., Sahr Eric
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