A loan of $3,200 helped a member pay school fees for his children and foster children.


David D.'s Group's story

These are staff members of an Institution in Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT, a partner of Shine on Sierra Leone in Waterloo to seek a loan in order to supplement their monthly salaries. With a loan, they can buy or invest in something that they could otherwise have not been able to do with their salaries alone. But with a loan, some of these staff can pay school fees for their children; others will use it to buy a piece of land for the purpose of constructing a house in the future; some will use it to buy house building materials; while others will use it to buy pieces of furniture or invest in a business. The leader of this team of borrowers is David, on the left, back row. David is a Revenue Collector at the office and has been working in this capacity for nine years. He is forty-eight years of age, married to teacher and they have three children and four foster children. Two of their children are in primary school and five are in senior secondary school. David will use his share of the loan to pay school fees and other school related charges for his children and foster children.

In this group: David D., William A., Sylvia B., Fanny , Viola, Betty, Alie, Mabinty S.s., Yatta , Abioseh*, Muana , Francess*, Iye O., Fatmata O., Patrick A.*
*not pictured



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