A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy house building materials – iron corrugated zincs, nails, cements, etc. for the construction of a family dwelling house.


Joseph S.'s Group's story

Pictured here are teachers at a primary school in the village of Kathan, near Makeni city. They have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request a loan of 5,000,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) in order to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, they repay the loan using their monthly salaries. Their school’s bursar is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

Joseph is the leader of this group. Joseph is a native of Makorombo village in northern Sierra Leone. He is married and has seven children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Joseph has been a teacher for eighteen years. He has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials – iron corrugated zincs, nails, cements, etc. for the construction of a family dwelling house.

In this group: Joseph S., John O. , Samson S., William B.



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