A loan of $2,525 helped a member to pay her children’s college fees.


Margerette I.'s Group's story

Pictured here are teachers from one of the primary schools in Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of SLL 10,800,000 for the entire team. With the the help of this loan, each of them will be able to meet his or her most immediate financial challenges and at the end of the month, he/she can repay the loan using his/her salary. It is their school’s bursar who is directly responsible for doing the deductions and making the repayments on their behalf.

Margerette is the featured leader of this group. Fifty-year-old Margerette is married to a schoolteacher and the couple has 5 children, 2 of whom are attending colleges. Margerette is a schoolteacher and has been in the teaching profession for 30 years now. She has requested this loan in order to pay her children’s college fees.

In this group: Margerette I., Memunatu , Edward F., Isaac , Joseph B., Abraham M., John B.



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