A loan of $775 helped a member to pay college fees for themselves.

Lorenzo Govie Group's story

These are teachers of the Lerenzo Govie Secondary School. This school was named after its founder, Lorenzo Govie, in 1974. It is a junior secondary school with classes JSS I – III. It has a staff of twenty-five and over 400 pupils.

Lorenzo Govie school gets good grades at external exams (Basic Education Certificate Examination – BECE). However, Lorenzo Govie faces some major challenges like inadequate seating accommodation, lack of a library and a science laboratory.

Teachers and other professional workers in SMT’s operational areas do come to SMT to seek a loan for various reasons. Since salaries are generally small for workers in the country and especially so for teachers, some teachers use the loan to start a small business in order to complement their salaries and those who are already running small businesses invest their loans into their business. Some teachers use the loan to buy pieces of furniture, others to pay either for their children in their education or pay for themselves to pursue further studies. Others use their loans in home building projects.

Thirty-five year old Ansalen A. M. (right) is a teacher of this school. He was born in Pendembu, Kailahun district, southern Sierra Leone. He is married to a teacher and the two of them have five children who are between classes five to Junior Secondary School I (JSS I). Both Ansalen and Rev. Dommic Ado-Kangaig will use their loans to pay college fees for themselves. This loan will bring great happiness to these teachers as it will enable them to pursue further studies in University.

In this group: Ansalem A., Dommic
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