A loan of $1,150 helped a member to pay school/college fees for her children.


Fatmata Binta's Group's story

Pictured here are teachers of a primary school located in Bo, a city in southern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of SLL 500,000 for each. With the help of this loan, each of these teachers will be able to meet a certain financial challenge or challenges that if left with his/her salary alone, he/she will have not been able to meet.

Fatmata is the featured leader of this group of borrowers. A native of Bontta, the 60-year-old is a widow with seven children, two of whom are still attending secondary and tertiary institutions. Fatmata has been a professional teacher for 29 years now. She has requested this loan in order to pay school/college fees for her children.

In this group: Fatmata Binta, Josephine Boi, Osman M., Maseray M., Follah , Kpangbavie S., Foday , Nancy , Ann J., Marian



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