A loan of $2,800 helped a member to buy construction materials to build his house.


Augustine B.'s Group's story

Pictured above are teachers of a primary school in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan in order to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, this group of teachers will repay the loan using their monthly salaries. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on these teachers’ behalf.

Augustine is the leader of this group of teachers. The thirty-five-year old is a native of Makeni city. He is married to a teacher and the couple has three children who are attending primary school. Augustine has been a teacher for three years now. He has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials like iron corrugated zincs, nails, bags of cements, etc. for the future construction of a house for his family.

In this group: Augustine B., Nathaniel , Sulaiman H. , Amadu Baba , Isatu Hannah , Musa Balie , Emmanuel L.



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