A loan of $2,325 helped a member to buy cola, coffee, cocoa, etc., in large quantities to add to his business.

Francis M's Group's story

Pictured above are teachers of a primary school in Kenema 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 request a loan of 10,100,000 SLL for the entire group. With the help of this loan, each of these teachers will be able to meet their immediate financial challenges and at the end of each month, each will repay the loan using their monthly salaries. It is the school’s bursar who is directly responsible for doing the deducations and making the repayments on their behalf.

Francis is the featured leader of this group of teachers. He is 49 years of age. A native of Koyomaniji, in eastern Sierra Leone. He is married to a trader and the couple has 7 children – 1 in primary school and 6 in college. Francis has been a teacher for 28 years now. In addition to his teaching profession, he also sells products like cola (a chewing nut very popular in West Africa) coffee, cocoa, etc. He has been selling for 3 years now. With the help of this loan, Francis is going to buy the above mentioned items in large quantities to add to his business.

In this group: Francis M, Mohamed M., Lahai, Salihu M., Desmond B., Emmanuel P.

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