A loan of $2,225 helped a member to buy house-building materials: bags of cement, iron corrugated zincs, nails, robs, etc., for the construction of a family house.


Bockarie A.a's Group's story

These are teachers at a primary school in Kenema. Teachers at this noble institution have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, to seek a loan of 9,500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) for the entire group. With the help of this loan, this group of teachers will be able to improve their standard of living.

Fifty-seven-year-old Bockarie is the leader of this group of teachers. Bockarie was born in a place call Jojoima. He is married and has five children who attend secondary school. Bockarie has been a teacher for thirty-eight years. He has requested this loan in order to buy house-building materials: bags of cement, iron corrugated zincs, nails, robs, etc., for the construction of a family house.

Staff from this school, like many other schools' staff within SMT’s operational areas, come to SMT to apply for loans. With the help of these loans, they can accomplish tasks that they would otherwise not be able to accomplish on their 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 a 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: Bockarie A.a , Momoh James , Bockarie Juliana, Mustapha
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