A loan of $4,825 helped a member to buy local produce to add to his current items for sale.


Santigie's Group's story

Meet with this group of teachers from the town of Waterloo, near Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, to request a loan. With the help of this loan, they will be able to buy or invest in things that their mere salaries cannot let them buy or invest in. At the end of each month, they can easily 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.

Santigie is the featured leader of this team. The 55 year old is a native of Kamakwie, in northern Sierra Leone, but now resides and teaches in Waterloo. He is married to a teacher and they have 3 children.

Santigie has been a teacher for 16 years now. However, he backed his teaching profession with some petty trading. He has been selling for the past 8 years now. He has requested this loan in order to buy local produce to add to his current items for sale.

(These borrowers came in two different sets; each set was snapped separately and joined together)

In this group: Santigie , Yealie , Ann Marie, Fatmata A., Hawa , Kadie Isha, Alusine D., Sheik Alhaji Simbo, Hassan S., Abdulai Sahid, Isatu M., Umaru
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