A loan of $3,575 helped a member school Fees for children.

Church Of God Group's story

These are teachers of one of the primary schools in Sierra Leone. Their school was built by missionaries in 1954, one of the oldest in the area. The school has a total of twenty staff members and 800 pupils.

Teachers are among the lowest paid workers in Sierra Leone. Because of this, many of them find alternative means of making a living. Some engage in business and agriculture while others organize extra classes for the pupils (a practice the government is trying to abolish). These teachers are seeking a loan in order to embark on meaningful projects. Then out of their monthly salaries, they gradually repay the loan.

This group of teacher are seeking a loan from SMT for the second time and for the first time from Kiva lenders. (Charles S. K. was not able to be present for the original photo, but an individual shot has been added in the corner of the frame).

Thomas is head teacher at the school and the leader of the group. He is forty-eight years old. Thomas is married and has 5 children, all of whom are currently attending school. With the help of this loan, he will be able to continue paying the school fees for all of his children, as will many other teachers.

In this group: Thomas F., Emilia M. *, Augustine*, Alice , Ahmed, Ahmed T. , Josephine , Bai A. , Sallay C. V. , Joseph K. , Elsie , Lamin H. , Martha H. , Isatu*, John , Adama F. , Theresa S. , Charles S. , Emmanuel K.
*not pictured

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