A loan of $2,600 helped a member to pay school fees for his children and buy goods for sale.

Hassan's Group's story

Pictured above are teachers of a primary school in Waterloo, a town in western Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of 11,200,000 Sierra Leone Leones for the entire team.

With the help of this loan, this group of teachers will be able to buy or invest in things that they would not otherwise be able to buy or invest in with their salaries alone. Borrowers usually use these loans to buy plots of land, house-building materials, to pay school fees for their children, to buy pieces of furniture, etc. And at the end of each month, they use their monthly salaries to repay the loan. It is their school's bursar who is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

Hassan is the featured leader of this group. Born in Freetown, the 34-year-old is married to a businesswoman, and the couple has 4 children. Hassan has been a teacher for many years now. He has requested this loan for a number of reasons: he will use part of the loan to pay school fees for his children and part to buy goods for sale.

In this group: Hassan, Steven, Ibrahim K., Kumba N., Hannah, Akim K., Josephine

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