A loan of $1,525 helped a member to pay school fees for his children, renovate his house, and invest in business.


Denis F.'s Group's story

Pictured above are a group of teachers from the eastern city of Koidu/Kono. They have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni city in northern Sierra Leone, to apply for a loan of 6,700,000 SLL. With the help of this loan, they will be able to meet their immediate financial needs and then gradually repay the loan, using their monthly salaries. Their leader is Denis. Born in Yengema in eastern Sierra Leone, the 56-year-old is married and has five children – three in primary school and two in secondary school. Denis has been a professional teacher for 35 years now. He has applied for this loan in order to pay school fees for his children and renovate his house. He will also invest some of the loan in business.

In this group: Denis F., Frederick , Tamba , Alhassan , Komba S.
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