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A loan of $4,625 helped a member to buy materials for the construction of a house.

Robert Melvin's Group's story

Pictured here are teachers of a secondary school in the city of Makeni, in northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers have come to SMT, a partner of, to apply for a loan. With the help of this loan, these teachers can solve certain financial challenges that their salaries cannot solve. At the end of each month, they will repay their SMT/Kiva loan using their monthly salaries. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for doing the repayment on their behalf.

Robert is the leader of this group of teachers. A native of Yonibana village, the 58-year-old is married to the head teacher. Robert is the father of nine children attending primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Robert has served in the teaching profession for 35 years. He has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials, like rods, for the construction of a dwelling house.

In this group: Robert Melvin , Bai Sheka, Gaskin M. , Abu J. , Peter , Alhaji A.k., Ahmed Umarr, Brima S.

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