A loan of $3,800 helped a member invest in his business.


Slc Primary School Group's story

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.

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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