A loan of $2,675 helped a member to buy women’s clothes, weavons, and sandals to sell.

Tity B.'s Group's story

Pictured above are teachers of one of the primary schools in Makeni, a city in Northern Sierra Leone. Their school was set up to promote girl-child education in the district. The school is staffed with nineteen employees and has an enrollment of 750 pupils.

The staff of this institution, like many other schools’ staff within SMT’s operational areas, come to SMT (a partner of Kiva.org) to apply for loans. With the help of these loans, they can accomplish certain tasks that they would otherwise be unable to accomplish with their mere salaries. Some can pay school fees for their children; others can use the loan to buy furniture, land or house-building materials; others invest in business. At the end of each month, these teachers can repay the loan out of their monthly salaries. The institution’s bursar is directly responsible for deducting the repayment and pays SMT on their behalf.

Thirty-nine-year-old Tity is the leader of this group of teachers. She was born in Makeni. Tity is a widow. Her one child is attending primary school. She has served in the teaching profession for five years now. She has requested this loan in order to invest in her business. She has been doing business for four years now. With this loan she is going to buy women’s clothes, weavons, and sandals to sell.

In this group: Tity B. , Esther M., Isatu , Rugiatu , Kadiatu N., Rebecca A., Salamatu

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