A loan of $825 helped a member to pay school fees for his children.


Alpha Bonoh's Group's story

Pictured above are teachers from a primary school in Kanikay village, near Makeni, northern Sierra Leone. These teachers have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva based in Makeni in northern Sierra Leone, to request a loan of 3,500,000 for their group in in order to meet their immediate financial challenges. 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.

Alpha is the featured leader of this team. The 53-year-old is a native of Kanikay village. He is married to a farmer and the couple has five children – two in primary school, two in secondary, and one not yet of school-going age. Alpha has been a school teacher for 35 years now. He has requested this loan in order to pay school fees for his children.

In this group: Alpha Bonoh, Abdul Rahman



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