A loan of $3,050 helped a member pay school fees and other school-related charges for her children.


Lurenzo Govie Memorial Secondary School, Waterloo Group's story

These are teachers at the Lerenzo Govie Memorial Secondary School. This school was named after its founder, Lerenzo Govie, in 1974. It is a junior secondary school with junior secondary school classes I – III (JSS I-III).



This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of 'Shine on Sierra Leone' in Waterloo to seek a loan in order to supplement their monthly salaries. With the help this loan, these teachers can meet their immediate financial challenges and at the end of each month would repay the loan out of their salaries.



Lucian W. K. (first row, third from left) is the bursar at the school and leader of this group of teachers. Forty years old, Lucian was born in Hastings, near Freetown. She is married to a teacher and they have three children. Lucian’s children are attending school and with her share of the loan, she will pay school fees and other school-related charges for her children.

In this group: Lucian W., Donld F. , Fatu K., Isreal E., Francis B.k., Anothny G., Alie*, Gibriel J., Ibrahim Tobby, Stevens S., Mrs. Salamatu , Sahr L.
*not pictured



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