A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy groundnuts.


Maporta Group's story

This is Sallay K., Ya Yeabu S., Ibrahim C. T. and Joseph T.. Sallay (on the left) is the leader of this group. Sallay was born in Maporta, one of several villages surrounding Magburaka town. She is now 40, her husband is already retired, and they have six children. Her children are all in secondary school. Sallay has been a businesswoman for many years and she sells groundnuts (peanuts). She will use this loan to buy about four bags of groundnuts. The price for a bag of groundnut varies from season to season and from one location to another. Currently, a bag of groundnuts costs her Le 200,000 SLL in Luma villages, which rotate as business centers.

This group is named Maporta, after the group leader’s home village. They have been receiving loans from Kiva lenders through SMT. Previous loans have had a huge impact on the lives of these entrepreneurs. Their businesses grew and they can feed, clothe and send their children to school. Having repaid their previous loan successfully, they feel the need to request a new loan in order to keep strengthening their businesses.

In this group: Sallay, Ya Yeabu, Ibrahim C., Joseph
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