A loan of $3,800 helped a member to pay his college fees.


Paul M.'s Group's story

Pictured here are teachers of a secondary school in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org to apply for a loan. These loans help these teachers and their counterparts within Makeni and other SMT’s operational areas to solve certain financial challenges that their salaries alone cannot solve. At the end of each month, they repay SMT/Kiva lenders using their monthly salaries. Their bursar is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

The leader of this group is Paul. Paul is a native of Binkolo village, near Makeni. The forty-five year old is married to a housewife and the couple has three children, two of whom are attending primary and secondary schools. Paul has been a teacher for nineteen years now. He has requested this loan in order to pay his college fees.

In this group: Paul M. , Arefan B., Alpha M., Manso , Julius Sulaila, Sinneh , Pino M., Daniel
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