A loan of $4,225 helped a member to buy palm-oil, rice, beans, groundnuts, etc., wholesale to add to his business.


Yaya's Group's story

Meet with the teachers of The SLC (Sierra Leone Church) Primary School, Makeni. The school was built by the Anglican Mission in 1914 and is the oldest school in Makeni City.

This is the second loan that teachers of SLC school will be accessing from SMT/Kiva. With the help of their previous loan, some of these borrowers were able to invest their loans into businesses, others bought pieces of furniture, some paid school fees, etc. Having repaid their previous loan successfully, they are now seeking a second loan.

Yaya M. (who is pictured on the left in the first row) is the headmaster at the school. He has been a teacher for twenty-nine years now. He is age forty-two. He was born in Makeni city in northern Sierra Leone and is married with five children: one is already grown-up, two are in primary schools, one is in secondary school and the other one is in college.

Mr. M. will invest this loan in his business. He sells local produce like palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), rice, beans, groundnuts (peanuts), etc., and has been selling local produce for thirteen years now. He will use this loan to buy palm-oil, rice, beans, groundnuts, etc., wholesale to add to his business.

Mr. M. depends on the income from his small business to supplement his monthly salary.

In this group: Yaya, Nanah, Brima G., Mary *, Mohamed , Kadiatu S., Ernestine H., Alhaji O. *, Hassan M., Paul J., Abdul Y. , Brima, Patrick O. *, Alie , Mary , Aminata K.
*not pictured



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