A loan of $3,150 helped a member to pay school fees for her children.


Makieu Andrew's Group's story

Pictured here are teachers from a primary school in Blama, a small town 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 13,500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones for the entire group.

Each of these teachers has applied for this loan for a wide variety of reasons. Some would like to pay school fees for their children, others to invest in business, or to buy pieces of furniture, house building materials, etc. At the end of each month, they repay the loan using their monthly salaries. It is their school’s bursar who is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

Sarah is the leader of this group of teachers. A native of Kalihun in Eastern Sierra Leone, the 32-year-old is married and has three children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Sarah has been a professional teacher for ten years now. She has requested this loan in order to pay school fees for her children.

In this group: Makieu Andrew, Sarah J., Martin Jinnah, Augustine S., Emma , Augusta L., Morovia L.



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