A loan of $600 helped a member to buy home products to sell.


New London Group's story

In the photo are members of the “New London” group. They are small-scale businesspeople based in Magburaka, a town in Northern Sierra Leone. They are each requesting for a loan of 500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) from SMT/Kiva lenders in order to expand on the size and quality of their respective businesses.

The leader of this group is Haja. Haja is thirty-six years old. She was born in Manepeh village but she is currently residing in Magburaka together with her husband and three children. Her husband is a businessman and her children are attending primary and secondary schools. Haja has been a businesswoman for five years now. She sells clothes, shoes, plastic bowls, dishes, etc. With her share of this loan, she will buy clothes, shoes, plastic bowls, dishes, etc. at wholesale to add to her business.

In this group: Haja, Mabinty , Adamsay, Mabinty , Ibrahim



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