A loan of $4,725 helped a member pay school fees and other school-related charges for her children.


Agnes M.'s Group's story

These are teachers at a primary school in Makeni. The school is divided into a Lower Primary School (classes one to three) and an Upper Primary School (classes four to six). The school was founded in 1974; it has a total of about 770 pupils with a staff of twenty-four teachers. Since its inception in 1974, the school has produced many of the professionals in town and in the country at large.

This school is seeking its second loan from SMT/Kiva Lenders. With their previous loan, staff of this institution were able to meet their most immediate financial challenges, like paying school fees for their children, buying a piece of land, tables and other furniture, and so on. Having completed repaid their loan, a set of ten new teachers have join the group to seek a new loan. With this loan, these teachers can again meet their immediate needs and with their monthly salaries, the school’s bursar will repay SMT/Kiva on their behalf.

Agnes M. L. (third from left) is the head teacher at the Lower Primary school and head of this loan team. L. is fifty-eight years of age. She was born in Bo, Sierra Leone's second capital city. L. is a widow with seven children, five of whom are already grown-ups and two still in school. She is seeking a loan from Kiva Lenders for the second time to enable her to pay school fees for her children. (Beneath are a group of teachers not present for the group snapshot.)

In this group: Agnes M., Patrick S., Zainab, Samuel Y., Solomon A., Peter C., Mohamed D., Josephine, Jane S. , Christaina Y., Foday A. , Abie L., John B., Aminata , Abu B., Edwin S., Hawanatu *, Susan R., Issa O.*, Linda S., Emmanuel S., Kadiatu R.osaline *, James S.*, Mariatu B., Dominic N., Marie , Ibrahim S., Sheku K,, Joseph R. *
*not pictured



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