Total loan: $3,725

Tejan Forroh's Group

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Makeni, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy seeds such as groundnuts, rice, and pepper to plant on his farm.

Tejan Forroh's Group's story

These are teachers of a primary school in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. These teachers have applied for a loan of 16,100,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) from SMT/Kiva lenders. School staff from this institution, like many other school staff within SMT’s operational areas, comes to SMT to apply for loans. With the help of these loans, they can accomplish certain tasks that they would otherwise not have been able to accomplish with their mere salaries alone. But with the help of this loan, some can pay school fees for their children; others can use the loan to buy pieces of furniture, a plot of land, house-building materials, or invest in a business. At the end of each month, these teachers can repay the loan out of their monthly salaries. The institution’s bursar (treasurer) is directly responsible for deducting the repayment and pays SMT on their behalf. Tejan is a head teacher at the school and leader of this group. Tejan is married to a small scale businesswoman and the couple has children attending primary and secondary schools. Tejan has been a teacher for 19 years now. He has requested this loan in order to invest in agriculture. He will use it to buy seeds such as groundnuts, rice, and pepper to plant on his farm.