A loan of $2,600 helped a member to buy house building materials – iron corrugated zincs, bags of cement, nails, etc. for the construction of a house.


Mariama's Group's story

Pictured above are a group of teachers from one of the schools in Kenema. They have applied for a loan from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to meet their immediate financial needs. Some of these teachers will use this loan to buy house building materials, buy pieces of furniture, pay school fees for their children, etc. At the end of each month, they will then repay the loan using their monthly salaries.

The leader of this group is Mariama. A native of Kenema city, the thirty-year-old is single and has one child attending nursery school. Mariama has been a teacher for the past seven years now. She wants this loan in order to buy house building materials – iron corrugated zincs, bags of cement, nails, etc. for the construction of a house.

In this group: Mariama , Sylvester, Chernor, Zainab, Francis, Justin M., Keikula, Patrick A.



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