A loan of $2,175 helped a member buy house-building materials.

Sda Primary School Group's story

These are teachers of the SDA (Seventh Day Adventist) Primary School, Makeni. SDA Primary School, Makeni was founded in 1978 by the SDA Mission to use education as a vehicle for spreading the Adventist message. They train young boys in the morals and ethics of the Adventist Mission.

SDA Primary School suffered a lot of setbacks over the past years. However, with the intervention of Mr. Benjamin K. as the new headmaster at the school, the school has experienced vast improvements. The new administration under the leadership of Benjamin K. has been able to buy benches for classes five and six through school fees subsidies and development funds. The school has also been able to hire two security guards to keep thieves at bay. And for the first time in the history of the school, it has been able to organize athletics for the pupils. This has added popularity and fame to the school.

This will be the second loan SDA Primary School will be accessing from SMT/Kiva. (See their journal update through the following link: http://partners.kiva.org/app.php?page=businesses&action=about&id=96443.)

Teachers from this institution, like many other teachers within SMT’s operational areas, come to SMT to apply for loans. With the help of these loans, they can accomplish certain tasks that they would otherwise not have been able to accomplish with their mere salaries alone. But with the help of this loan, some can pay school fees for their children; others can use the loan to buy pieces of furniture, a plot of land, house-building materials, or to invest in business. At the end of each month, these teachers can repay the loan out of their monthly salaries. The institution’s bursar is directly responsible for deducting the repayment and pays SMT on their behalf.

Benjamin M. K. is the head teacher at the school. Thirty-eight-year-old Benjamin (left) is married to a student and they have one child who is still not of school-going age. Benjamin was born in Makeni city. With his share of the loan, he will buy house-building materials – cement, rods, iron, corrugated tin, etc.

In this group: Benjamin M., Umu J., Abdul Karim, David S., Moses, Adama M., Edna F., Abdul K., Catherine M., Aminata D., Issa S., Marah M.

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