A loan of $2,850 helped a member to pay his children's school fees.

R.c Masomgbo Group's story

Pictured are teachers from the R.C. Masomgbo Primary School in Masomgbo, one of the villages surrounding Makeni City. This school was established by the Roman Catholics in 1950 to train children of the Masomgbo community, and villages close to it, as future leaders. Over the years, the school has produced a great number of lecturers, teachers, and other professionals in different walks of life. Currently, the school has 554 pupils and a staff of 17 teachers.

With this loan, some of the teachers will start small businesses, and those who already run businesses will invest their loans into them. Some staff members will be using their loans to buy pieces of furniture, others to pay either for their children's education or their own further studies, while others will use their loans for home-building projects.

Fifty-five-year-old Alie A. S. (right) is the headmaster of the school, and has been a teacher for over 32 years. He was born in Masomgbo village, and is married with ten children – some of his children are in primary school, some in secondary school, and others are in college. Alie will use his loan to pay his children's school fees. Educating his children is a priority to Mr S., as these children will, in turn, assist him when he is old and retired.

In this group: Alie A., Mary , Edward R., Albert C. , Cecilia F., Santigie D., Abu Bakarr, Jane K., Mohamed G., Theresa K.

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