A loan of $1,250 helped a member to buy house building materials.

Sahr Edward's Group's story

Pictured above are primary school teachers from 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 seek a loan of 5,300,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, they repay SMT/Kiva, using their monthly salaries.

Pictured at the right is Sahr, 42 years old, the leader of the group. He is a native of Kawama, in eastern Sierra Leone. Sahr is married to a trader and the couple has six children – two in primary school, three in secondary school and one still too young for school. Sahr has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials – iron corrugated zinc, cement, etc. - for the construction of a family dwelling.

In this group: Sahr Edward, Tamba John , Komba , Tamba

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