A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy house building materials like cement and zinc corrugated iron for the construction of a family dwelling house.


Mary's Group's story

Pictured here are teachers from Masongbo village, an outskirt of Makeni city, in Northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of 20,600,000 Sierra Leonean Leones in order to solve their immediate financial problems. At the end of each month, they will 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. Alie is the leader of this group of teachers. Born in Masongbo village, this 59-year-old man is married and has 10 children, 3 of whom are still attending schools. Alie has served in the teaching profession for 39 years now. He has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials like cement and zinc corrugated iron for the construction of a family dwelling house.

In this group: Mary , Edward R., Albert C., Cecilia F., Joseph Rinno, Santigie D., Abu- Bakarr , Joseph B., Alie A., Jane K., Mohamed G, Theresa K.
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