A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy house building materials like cement, iron corrugated zinc, etc. for the construction of a dwelling for his family.


R.c.primary School Futingaya Group's story

Pictured here are primary school teachers from the city of Koidu, eastern Sierra Leone. This group of teachers has come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org base in Makeni, to apply for a loan of SLL 5,000,000.00 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. Alfred is the name of the featured leader of this team. A native of Bumbuna, the 52-year-old is married to a teacher and the couple has three kids attending school. Alfred has been a school teacher for 34 years now. He has requested this loan in order to buy house building materials like cement, iron corrugated zinc, etc. for the construction of a dwelling house for his family. Also included at the right of the photo is loan officer Apha, posing with the borrowers.

In this group: Alfred, Yomba, Komba, Tamba G., Aiah
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