A loan of $2,775 helped a member “to repair my house and pay school fees for my children and brother’s children”.


Vijay Mullah's Group's story

Meet with this group of teachers from the town of Waterloo, near Sierra Leone’s capital city, Freetown. This group of teachers has come to SMT, Kiva’s oldest local partner, to request a loan of 11,900,000 Leones for the entire group in order to meet their immediate and most pressing needs. 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.

Vijay is the featured leader of this team. The 38 year-old is a native of Makeni. He is married to a trader and the two have four children. Vijay has been a teacher for 12 years now. In Vijay’s words, he has requested this loan in order “to repair my house and pay school fees for my children and brother’s children”.

In this group: Vijay Mullah, Mohamed K., Elizabeth R.j., Zainab Musu, Tommy , Lansana U., Abu Bakarr



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