A loan of $1,825 helped a member renovate his house and buy seeds to plant.


Rec Kossoh Towm Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is pleased to present to you teachers of the REC Kossoh Town School, in Waterloo, a small town, where “Shine on Sierra Leone” has partnered with SMT to start a branch. This school was founded in 1964. The school is staffed with eleven teachers and has 287 pupils.

These hard-working and dedicated teachers have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to seek a loan of SLL 7,500,000. With the help of this loan, these teachers can embark on some meaningful project that their mere salaries alone can not do. Some of them will use the loan to buy pieces of furniture, others to buy house-building materials; some will buy a piece of land or pay school fees for their children, while others will invest the loan in business.

Nat J. is the leader of this group of teachers. Born in Kossoh Town, near Waterloo, Nat is married to a clerk and the couple has seven children who are attending secondary school. Nat has served in the teaching profession for thirty-eight years now. Nat will use part of his share of this loan to renovate his house and use the rest to buy seeds to plant in his farm.

In this group: Nat, Sia, Clara, Idrissa, Amidu *, Cecilia, Mrs. Jeitta, Mrs Caroline A., Kashopeh, Franklyn Mohamed
*not pictured



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