A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy rice, palm-oil, etc. in large quantity for resale.


Alimamy's Group's story

These are teachers of a primary school in Allen Town, near Freetown. This school was established in 2004/2005 academic year. The school is staffed with 17 teachers and has an enrollment of over 600 pupils.

Alimamy is the leader of this group of teachers. Born in Freetown, the 33 year old is married to a secretary and the couple has 1 child. Alimamy has requested for a loan of 1,000,000.00 SLL from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to invest it in a business. He will use it to buy rice, palm-oil, etc. in large quantity for resale.

This will be the first loan that teachers of this school are requesting from SMT/Kiva lenders. This loan will certainly be of immense help to these teachers. Since salaries are usually small in Sierra Leone; especially so for people in the teaching profession, they could not use such salaries to buy or do anything great. But with a loan, they can now buy or do something big and then repay over a period of time. Some of them will use it to begin or continue building a house; others to pay either for themselves pursue further studies or pay for their children’s education. Some will use it to invest in businesses in order to complement their monthly salaries. And still, others will use theirs to buy pieces of furniture.

In this group: Alimamy, Lamin J., Momoh, Momoh M., Emmanuel J.e, Monica C, Solomon G.



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