A loan of $1,450 helped a member buy seed rice and pay labor.

M.c.a Secondary School, Magburaka Group's story

These are teachers of the M.C.A. Secondary School, Magburaka. The school was founded in 2004 by the Missionary Church of Africa. It has a total of twelve staff and four hundred and fifty-one pupils. Ahmed Y. S. (second from left) is the principal at this school and the leader of this group.

Teachers at this school have come to SMT for the first time to seek a loan. With this loan, some will invest in a business or give to their wives to invest in a business. Some will use their loan to buy furniture, while others will use it either to pay school fees for themselves to pursue further studies, or to pay their children’s school fees. Left with their monthly salaries alone, they are not able to do much. However, with this loan they will be able to invest in bigger projects, and out of their monthly salaries they will gradually repay the loan.

Mr. Mara was born in Yiffin village in the Koinadugu district in northern Sierra Leone. He is forty-two years old and married with four children. All of his children are attending schools – two in primary school and one in Junior Secondary School. For two years, Mr. Mara has been working in agriculture. With his loan he will buy seed rice and pay laborers. Through farming, Mr. Mara supplements his meager monthly salary.

In this group: Ahmed Y., Thomas B., Jonathan B., James M., James B., Magaret F.
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