A loan of $900 helped a member to pay school/college fees for his children.


Sansie's Group's story

These are teachers of a primary school in Koidu city. Teachers of this noble institution have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, to seek a loan of SLL 3,800,000 for the entire group. With the help of this loan, this group of teachers will be able to improve their standard of living. Thirty-five-year-old Sansie is the leader of this group of teachers. Sansie was born in a place called Nongowa. He is married and has two children, one in secondary school and the other is in college. Sansie is a teacher and has been in the teaching profession for nine years now. He has requested this loan in order to pay school/college fees for his children. School staff from this institution, like many other school's staff within SMT’s operational areas, comes to SMT to apply for loans. With the help of these loans, they can accomplish certain tasks that they would otherwise have not been able to accomplish with their mere salaries alone. But with the help of this loan, some can pay school fees for their children; others can use the loan to buy pieces of furniture, a plot of land, house-building materials, or 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.

In this group: Sansie , Ahdraman S. , Jonathan S.



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