A loan of $1,550 helped a member pay school fees for his children and other personal needs.


Kelly's Vocational Secondary School, Hastings Group's story

These are teachers of the Kelly’s Vocational Secondary School in Hastings, near Freetown. This school was founded in 1980 by Plan International and members of the Jui Community. The school is staffed with twelve teachers and a total of 500 pupils. These staff are requesting a loan of 5,800,000 in total from SMT, a partner of Shine on Sierra Leone in Waterloo.

Teachers and other monthly wage earners come to SMT/Shine on Sierra Leone to seek a loan in order to supplement their monthly salaries, which are usually too small to enable them buy or invest in anything productive. With this loan, some of them will invest in either their own business or their wives’ business, some will buy pieces of furniture, while others will invest in their children’s education. Some will use it to buy either a piece of land or house building materials.

The leader of this group of teachers is Abdulai S. B.. Abdulai is a senior teacher at the school and the head of this group. He has been a teacher for sixteen years. Abdulai is forty-one years old, and was born in Masanga village about eight miles from Magburaka. Abdulai is married to a businesswoman and they have eight children, some of whom are in Senior Secondary Schools and others in Junior Secondary. Abdulai will use his loan to pay school fees and other school-related charges for his children.

In this group: Abdulai S., Samuel B., Masiatu M. , Mohamed , Farrel , Mosses J.
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