A loan of $4,075 helped a member to buy house building materials in order to renovate his house.


Samuel R.'s Group's story

Pictured here are teachers from one of the primary schools in Lunsar, a town in northern 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 17,600,000 Leones for the entire group. With the help of this loan, these teachers will be able to buy or invest in things that their mere salaries can not let them buy or invest in. At the end of each month, they will repay the loan using their monthly salaries. It is their school’s bursar who is directly responsible for doing the repayments on their behalf.

Samuel is the featured leader of this group. Samuel is 53 years old. A native of Yoni Bana chiefdom in northern Sierra Leone, he is married with four children – one in primary school and two in secondary school. Samuel is a school teacher and has served in the teaching profession for 34 years now. He has requested this loan to buy house building materials in order to renovate his house.

In this group: Samuel R., Hamid A., Ibrahim A., Ibrahim M., Abu Bakarr, Amara I., Isatu K., Aminata B., Ibrahim Sorie



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