A loan of $5,675 helped a member to pay school fees for her children.


Fatmata M.'s Group's story

Pictured here are teachers of a primary school located in Makeni, in northern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a Kiva local field partner, to request a loan of SLL 24,500,000. With the help of this loan, each of these teachers will be able to buy or invest in things that with their salaries alone, they cannot buy or invest in. For example, some are going to use this loan to buy a plot of land, some will use it to buy house building materials, some will invest in small scale businesses, others will use it to pay school fees for their children, etc. etc. 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.

Fatmata is the featured leader of this group of teachers. A native of Makeni, the 48-year-old is married to a retired teacher and together the couple has children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Fatmata has requested a loan of 3,200,000 SLL in order to pay school fees for her children.

In this group: Fatmata M., Samiatu , Melrose , Rugiatu , Hassan M., Issa Bundu, James Yanson, Kadiatu , Zainab Mariatu, Kadiatu Kombay, Cecilia Ballay, Saidu Brima, Abie
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