A loan of $3,075 helped a member to buy materials like corrugated iron, sand, cement, etc. for the construction of a family house.


Sorie Baimba's Group's story

Pictured above are primary school teachers in Koindu, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, to request a loan. With the help of this loan, these teachers will be equipped to buy or invest in businesses that their salaries alone do not allow them to. At the end of each month, this group of teachers can repay their SMT/Kiva loan using their monthly salaries. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for making the repayments on their behalf.

The leader of this group is Sorie. Born in Manjoro village, the 59-year-old man is married to a trader and the couple has six children – two in primary school, two in secondary school, one not yet of school age and one adult. Sorie has been a teacher for 34 years. He has requested a loan in order to buy materials like corrugated iron, sand, cement, etc. for the construction of a family house.

In this group: Sorie Baimba, Isata , Mohamed S., Osman , Osman T. , Tamba F.0, Mohamed Tamba, Sourie I. , Kai M. , Augustine S. , Sahr Madison, Abdul K.



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