A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy spare parts for his vehicle.


Larkoh United Group's story

Meet with members of the "Larkoh" group from Magburaka, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of 1,000,000 Leone (SLL) each. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Yayah is the leader of this group. Born in Magburaka town, Yayah is married to a businesswoman and they have four children–two are in primary school, one is in secondary, and the youngest is not yet of school-going age.

Yayah is a driver and has been in this profession for 15 years now. With the help of this loan, he is going to buy spare parts for his vehicle.

In this group: Yayah, Hawanatu, Isatu, Mary, Isatu



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