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Total loan: $450

Humble Group

Lunsar, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to pay for bags of onions and Maggi (seasoning).


Humble Group's story

Meet members of the Humble group from Lunsar, a town in northern Sierra Leone. They are local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of 500,000 Sierra Leonean leones (SLL) for each member of this group. With help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales, and consequently improve on their self-esteem. Sorie is the leader of this group. The 34 year old is married to a gardener, and the couple has three children, who are attending primary and secondary schools.

Sorie has being doing this business for eight years now. One of his biggest accomplishment is building a house for his family. He is sometimes frustrated with slow sales in the market.

Sorie has a dream of opening a big shop in the Lunsar community and also of becoming a major supplier to his colleagues in the market.

He will use his own share of the loan to pay for bags of onions and Maggi to be sold at retail.