A loan of $2,200 helped a member to buy house building materials for the construction of a dwelling house for his family.


S.l.m.b.corr Field Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you this group of teachers from one of the schools in Bo, Sierra Leone’s second capital city. Teachers of this school have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, for a loan of SLL 9,500,000 in order to improve their standards of living. Some of them will use this loan to buy house building materials, some to buy pieces of furniture, others to pay school fees for their children and so on. At the end of each month, they will repay the loan. It is their school’s bursar who is directly responsible to deduct their repayment amount, and they pay SMT.

Augustine is the featured leader of this group of teachers. 40-year-old Augustine was born in Bo city. He is a teacher, and has been in the teaching profession for 16 years now. Augustine is married to a state registered nurse, and they have one child who is attending secondary school.

Augustine requested this loan in order to buy house building materials, like iron corrugated sheets, sand, etc., for the construction of a dwelling house for his family.

In this group: Augustine , Sualihd M., Musa , Abdul S., Baindu K.
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