A loan of $2,775 helped a member invest in his business.

Umaru J.'s Group's story

In the photo above are members of the staff of the Kankalay Isamic Primary School Madina village. These diligent and hard-working teachers have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to apply for a loan of SLL 10,800,000 in order to help them pay school fees for their children or invest in business or buy pieces of furniture, or a plot of land, etc. Kankalay Isamic Primary School Madina was founded in 1997 in Madina village. The school is staffed with 11 teachers and has 350 pupils.

Umaru J. K. is the leader of this group. He is a 54-year-old man. He is married to a teacher and they have six children – five in primary school and one in secondary school. Umaru will use his share (SLL 1,200,000) of this loan to invest in his business.

Umaru has served the teaching profession for 28 good years, but for 10 years now, he has backed up his teaching work with some petty trading. In this way, he is able to get additional funds to supplement his meager monthly salary as a school teacher.

In this group: Umaru J., Koyie S., Abdul, Evelyn Bai, Salaymatu, Mohamed, Bobson, Ibrahim S., Alusine M., Peter M.

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