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Slc Primary School Group
In this Group: Yaya , Alhaji M., Neneh, Brima G., Kadiatu S., Ernestine H., Hassan M., Paul J., Abdul Y., Brima, Patrick O., Alie, Mary , Aminata K., Mary P.*
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These are teachers of The SLC (Sierra Leone Church) Primary School, Makeni. The SLC Primary School, Makeni was built by the Anglican Mission in 1914 and is the oldest school in Makeni City. Currently, the school has a total of nineteen staff and 976 pupils.

Since its inception, the school has helped produced many dignitaries, scholars and professional workers, both within and without Sierra Leone. The school has in its alumni: teachers, doctors, lawyers, engineers, ministers, a president and so on. Still, the school continues to make a mark in the academic circles. Last academic year, they achieved 100% passes at the National Primary School Examination (NPSE). They have also established a link with a primary school in England, Margret Primary School in an inter-primary school exchange program.

With this loan, some of these teachers will start small businesses and those who are already running small businesses will invest the loan into their business. Some of the staff members will be using the loan to buy pieces of furniture, others to pay either for their children's education or pay for themselves to pursue further studies. Others will use their loan in home building projects.

Yaya M. (right) is the head master at the school. He is age forty-one and was born in Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone. He is married with five children, one is already grown-up, two are in primary school, one in secondary school and the other in college. Mr. M. has been a teacher for twenty eight years now. He will invest this loan into his businesses. Mr. M. sells local produces like palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), rice, beans, ground-nut etc. in order to supplement his monthly salary. He has been selling local produces for twelve years. Out of the profit he makes from this business, Mr. M. has been able to pay the school fees for his children.

Additional Information

About Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT)

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is Kiva’s oldest field partner in Sierra Leone. SMT began operations in 2002 as a microcredit program of the NGO Child Fund Sierra Leone under a USAID program to assist the reintegration of ex combatants back into their communities. Today, SMT offers group, agricultural, individual and salary loans to micro-entrepreneurs through six branches and one sub-branch in rural, urban, and peri-urban areas. By providing small loans and other financial services, SMT empowers poor clients to generate more income to help their families, improve their wellbeing, and create a more vibrant private small-business sector in Sierra Leone.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Sierra Leone

  • $2,100
    Average annual income
  • 30
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    Sierra Leone Loans Fundraising
  • $9,391,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3,279.0
    Sierra Leone Leones (SLL) = $1 USD