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Total loan: $2,275
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Issa's Group

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Primary/secondary school costs

A loan of $2,275 helped a member to pay his children’s school fees and to help his wife start a small business.


Issa's Group's story

Pictured here are teachers of a primary school in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of 9,900,000 SLL in order to meet their immediate financial needs. This school was founded in 1991 to provide education to the children of Makeni and beyond. The school is staffed with 24 employees and has an enrollment of 318 pupils. Issa is the leader of this group of teachers. With seven years of experience in the teaching profession, Issa is 35 years old, is married and has 6 children – 4 in primary school, 1 in secondary school and 1 is too young for school. Issa has joined his colleagues to access a loan of 2,000,000 SLL in order pay his children’s school fees and to help his wife start a small business.

In this group: Issa , Fatmata S. , Frank L. , Elsie , Ballie , Alie , Alpha M. , Joseph , John R.
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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: August 10, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: August 10, 2011
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International