A loan of $2,800 helped a member pay school fees and other school-related charges for his children.

Samuel E.'s Group's story

These are teachers of a primary school in Sierra Leone. They have come to seek a loan of 10,500,000.00 SLL from SMT/Shine on Sierra Leone (one of Kiva's field partners) in order to meet some of their immediate financial needs. As teachers’ salaries are usually small, SMT/Shine on Sierra Leone loans are very useful in helping them supplement their salaries.

This will be the first loan these teachers are accessing from SMT/Shine on Sierra Leone/Kiva. This loan will certainly be of immense help to them. Since salaries are usually small in Sierra Leone (especially for people in the teaching profession) they could not use such salaries to buy or do anything great. With a loan, however, they can now buy or do something big and then repay over a period of time. Some of them will use it to begin or continue building a house; others to pay either for themselves to pursue further studies or to pay for their children’s education. Some will use it to invest in businesses in order to complement their monthly salaries, and still others will use theirs to buy pieces of furniture and household goods.

The leader of this group of teachers is Samuel E. W.. He is a teacher at the school and head of this group of teachers. He has been in the teaching profession for forty years now. Samuel is sixty-one years old and married to a businesswoman. They have four children. Three of his children attend Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) and the other is in Senior Secondary School (SSS). Samuel will use this loan to pay school fees and other school-related charges for his children.

In this group: Samuel E., Ibrahim S., Kadiatu , Elizabeth , Charles, Max , Josephine , Simeon A., Minete T., Mohamed L. , Arnold S.

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