A loan of $2,700 helped a member to pay school fees for his children.

Wcsl Pri Kapethe Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Sierra Leone, is pleased to present the teachers of the WCSL Primary School in Kapethe, a village in northern Sierra Leone. This school was founded in 1973 by the Weslyan Mission to educate the children of Kapethe village and neighboring villages. The school is currently staffed with 10 teachers and has an enrollment of 225 pupils. This is not the first loan that teachers of this institution have borrowed from Kiva lenders

Jonathan L. J. (pictured in the back row, second from left) is the head teacher at the school and leader of this group. His is 43 years old and was born in the village of Gerihun. Jonathan is married has six children, all of whom attend school. He has been in the teaching profession for 30 years. Jonathan is requesting for a loan of 2,000,000 SLL in order to pay school fees for his children.

School staff from this institution, like many other schools' staff within SMT’s operational areas, comes to SMT to apply for loans. With the help of these loans, they can accomplish some tasks that they would otherwise have not being able to accomplish with their salaries alone. 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.

In this group: Jonathan L., Jane M. , James K. , Alie B. , Rebecca , James E. , Raymond A. , Robert A. , Daniel , Mary A.
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