A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy house building materials like iron and corrugated sheets for the construction of a dwelling house.


Abu Bakarr's Group's story

Pictured here are primary school teachers from the town of Waterloo, near Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org base in Makeni, to apply for a loan of SLL 10,500,000.00 for the entire team in order to meet their most immediate and most pressing financial needs. 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 taking the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

Abu Bakarr is the name of the featured leader of this team. A native of Freetown, the 45-year-old is married to a teacher and the couple has 4 school aged kids. Abu Bakarr has been a school teacher for many years now. He has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials like iron corrugated sheets for the construction of a dwelling house.

In this group: Abu Bakarr, Mohamed Deen, Sulaiman , John Dalton, Memunatu Y, Abu Bakarr



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