A loan of $700 helped a member to buy palm oil, rice, groundnuts, etc., in large quantity.


Sorbeh Group's story

Pictured here are members of the “Sorbeh” group from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are petty businesswomen who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, in order to seek a loan of SLL 1,000,000 for each in the group. With this loan, they will be able to add more goods to their businesses, attract more customers, make more sales and profit and consequently improve their living conditions.

The leader of this group of entrepreneurs is Posseh B.. Posseh was born in the northern city of Makeni 40 years ago. She is married and has three children. Her husband is a teacher and her children are attending primary and secondary schools. Posseh has been selling palm oil, rice, groundnuts, etc., and has been running this businessman for two years now. With her share of this loan, she will buy the above-mentioned items in large quantity to add to her business inventory.

In this group: Posseh, Gbassay, Kadiatu



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