A loan of $3,375 helped a member pay school fees for this children and to buy house building materials for the construction of a family house.


Orlando M.'s Group's story

This group of teachers has come to SMT’s, a partner of Kiva, base in Makeni to apply for a loan of 14,500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) in order to meet their immediate financial challenges. At the end of each month, the 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 repayment to SMT/Kiva lenders on the teachers’ behalf.

Orlando is the featured leader of this group. The 60-year-old is a native of Makeni. He is married and has 12 children. Six of his children are attending primary schools, 2 are in secondary, 2 in college and 2 not of school going age. Orlando has been a professional teacher for 42 years now. He has requested this loan in order to meet two of his most pressing financial challenges; pay school fees for his children and to buy house building materials for the construction of a family house.

In this group: Orlando M., Mohamed G., Saio Daud, Philip , Unisa , Dolly , Augustine B., James S.



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