A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy building materials like cement, iron rods, nails, corrugated iron sheets, etc. for the construction of a house.


Rebecca Sylvia's Group's story

Pictured above are teachers from a primary school in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org based in Makeni, to request a loan of 7,800,000.00 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.

Rebecca, who is pictured in the middle, is the leader of this group. Rebecca is fifty-two years old. She is a native of Masimby village, in northern Sierra Leone. She is married to a lecturer and the couple has five children together.
Rebecca has been in the teaching profession for thirty-five years now. She wants this loan to buy building materials like cement, iron rods, nails, corrugated iron sheets, etc. for the construction of a house.

In this group: Rebecca Sylvia , Teresa H. , Fatmata , Kadiatu Baby, Kadiatu Florence*, Margaret Marie , Moses Saidu
*not pictured



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