A loan of $3,275 helped a member buy house-building materials.


Wcsl Makama/mabanta Group's story

These are teachers of the WCSL Makama/Mabanta Primary Schools. These schools, WCSL Makama and WCSL Mabanta, were established by the Wesleyan Church of Sierra Leone. Since both schools from the villages of Mabanta and Makama operate on the same payroll, they have merged to seek a loan from Kiva through SMT.

Teachers from these institutions, 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 be 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 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.

Fifty-four-year-old Solomon S. K. (right) is the head master at the school. He was born in a village called Rogbin. He is married with 3 children, 2 of whom are in Junior Secondary Schools II (JSS II) while the eldest is in a Teachers' Training College pursuing a Higher Teachers’ Certificate. With his share of the loan, he will buy house-building materials to complete the house-building project he has started.

In this group: Solomon S., John, Daniel B. , Teresa, Susan K., Alusine B., Amara Lennox *, Noah , Mary P. , Alpha B.s., Isatu A. , Joseph F., Alfred B., Joseph Y. , James Y.
*not pictured



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details