A loan of $3,850 helped a member to buy house-building materials, like iron, corrugated zinc, sand, nails, rods, etc., for the construction of a dwelling house..


Gerard H.'s Group's story

Pictured above are teachers of a secondary school located in Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. This group of hard-working and dedicated teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva based in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, to request a loan of 16,600,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) for the entire group. With the help of this loan, these people can meet their immediate financial challenges and at the end of each month, they can easily repay the loan, using their salaries. It is their school’s bursar who is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

Jestina is the featured leader of this group. The 43-year-old is a native of Kenema city. She is a widow and has six children who are attending secondary schools. Jestina has been a school teacher for 10 years. She plans to use her part of the loan in order to buy house-building materials, like iron, corrugated zinc, sand, nails, rods, etc., for the construction of a dwelling house.

In this group: Gerard H., Vandi , Sundufu , Jestina J., Jeromy E., Brima , Mohamed Smart, Bobor
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