A loan of $625 helped a member to purchase fruit.

Surbeh Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, Northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you members of the “Surbeh” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Kenema city, in Eastern Sierra Leone. They are requesting a loan of 500,000 SLL each to enable them to further improve on the size and quality of their respective businesses.

Pictured on the left is Gbessay B. who is the leader of this group. Gbessay was born in Kailahum. She is married to an engineer, and the couple has two children.

Gbessay sells fruits and has been doing this business for 10 years now. With her share of the loan, she will expand her business by buying a larger quantity of fruits to add to her current ones.

In this group: Gbessay, Musu, Kadie, Messie, Kadie

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