A loan of $650 helped a member to buy sugar, cooking oil, rice, etc.


Sorbeh - Ii Group's story

These women run small-scale businesses in Makama, on the outskirts of Makeni city, in Northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, seeking a loan of 500,000 leones each to enable them to expand their businesses. With the loan, they will be able to add more stock to their businesses and make more sales and profit. Consequently, they will be able to improve their standard of living and send their children to school and feed and clothe them.

Adamsay G. is the leader of this group. She was born in Makama village 35 years ago. She is married and has three children. Her husband is a teacher and her children are attending primary school. Adamsay sells sugar, cooking oil, rice, etc. She has been running this business for two years now. With her share of the loan, she will expand her business by buying more stock wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Adamsay, Fatu, Isha, Memuna, Isatu



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