A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy local produce for resale.

Zainab M.'s Group's story

Pictured above are teachers of a primary school in the eastern city of Kenema. They have applied for a loan of 12,400,000 SLL from SMT, a partner of KIVA, based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone. With the help of this loan, this group of teachers will be able to buy goods or invest in something that their mere salaries alone cannot let them do. At the end of each month, their school’s bursar deducts the repayment from their salaries and pays KIVA on these teachers’ behalf.

Zainab is the leader of this group of teachers. Born in Pujenhun 50 years ago, Zainab is married and has 6 children, one of whom is in college. The rest are no longer attending school. Zainab has requested this loan in order to invest it in a business. She will buy local produce in large amounts for resale.

In this group: Zainab M., Katumu , Rogers M. , Ismail Y. , Aminata W. , Rukiatu , Francis , Musu , Yayah , Augustine S., Winifred F.

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