A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy house equipment and pieces of furniture.


D.c. Primary School, Lunsar Group's story

Pictured here are teachers from the D.C. Primary School in Lunsar, a small town in northern Sierra Leone. This school was opened in 1988. This is the first loan this school is accessing from Kiva through SMT. School staff from this institution, like many other schools' staff 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 a 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.

59-year-old Edward B. K. (pictured left) is the headmaster at the school and has been a teacher for 40 years. He was born in Lunsar and is married with six children who are now adults and on their own. Edward will use his share of the loan to buy house equipment and pieces of furniture.

(Attached to this photo are some snapshots of borrowers who were not able to be present for the group photo).

In this group: Edward B., Hassan A., Sorie, Christaina M., Yillah E., Alfred B., Hassan H., Abie C. , Abdul



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