A loan of $2,100 helped a member to pay school fees for his children and to buy building materials like cement and corrugated iron sheets for the construction of a house.


Ibrahim M.'s Group's story

Pictured above are teachers from a secondary school in Koidu, 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 of 9,000,000.00 Sierra Leonean leones (SLL) for the entire group. With the help of this loan, they will be able to buy or invest in things that their salaries alone do not allow. At the end of each month, these teachers repay SMT/Kiva lenders from their monthly salaries. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for doing the salary deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

Aiah, who is pictured on the left, is the leader of this group. Aiah is fifty-five years old. He is a native of Kaima, in eastern Sierra Leone. He is married to a teacher and the couple has four children together who are attending primary and secondary schools. Aiah has been in the teaching profession for twenty years now. He wants this loan for two main reasons. First, to pay school fees for his children and second, to buy building materials like cement and corrugated iron sheets for the construction of a house.

In this group: Ibrahim M. , Sahr S. , Aiah A. , Foday M., Andrew , Tamba S., Shar Musa , Musa
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