A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy house building materials – cement, sand, stones, etc. for the construction of a family house.


Philip A.k.'s Group's story

Presented to you in the photo above are members of a primary school from the city of Kenema, in eastern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, to seek a loan of 7,000,000 SLL in order to meet their immediate financial challenges.

The leader of the group is 50-year-old Philip. Philip was born in Bo district, southern Sierra Leone but now lives and works in Kenema, together with his wife and 4 children. His wife is a trader and 1 of his children is attending primary school. Philip has requested a loan of 2,500,000 SLL in order to buy house building materials – cement, sand, stones, etc. for the construction of a family house.

In this group: Philip A.k. , Ahmed M.s. , Mary Boi , Tamba



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