A loan of $2,325 helped a member to pay college fees for his child.

Bai Z.'s Group's story

Pictured above are teachers from one of the primary schools in Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org to apply for a loan of 10,000,000.00 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) for the entire group in order to meet their immediate financial challenges. And 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.

Bai is the featured leader of this group. The 54 year old is a native of Rothongbai village in northern Sierra Leone. He is married to a trader and the couple has 8 children – 3 in primary school, 4 in secondary and 1 in college. Bai has been a teacher for 32 years now. He has requested this loan in order to pay college fees for his child.

In this group: Bai Z., Daniel, Issa Mallah, Mohamed Osman, Safie Josephine, Hassan, Kemoh

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