A loan of $4,200 helped a member to pay school fees for her children.


B.d.e.c. Njai Town Group's story

Pictured above are school teachers loacated in Bo city, Sierra Leone’s second capital city. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of 18,200,000 collectively. With the help of this loan, each will be able to meet his or her most immediate and most pressing financial needs. And at the end of each month, his or her repayment will be deducted from his/her monthly salary by their school’s bursar to repay SMT/Kiva lenders on his/her behalf.

Mary is the featured leader of this group of teachers. Born in Saama, southern Sierra Leone, 52 years ago, Mary is married to a school teacher and has five children who are attending primary, secondary and tertiary academic institution. Mary is a school teacher, and has been a professional school teacher for 36 years now.

With the help of this loan, Mary is going to pay school fees for her children.

In this group: Mary A., Joseph P., Jariatu J., Finda M., Amelia M., Joseph Ben, Abu Bakar B., Anthony M., Augusta A.



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