A loan of $575 helped a member to buy dozens of fish.


Leh We Lek Wesef B Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Leh We Lek Wesef B” group. They are small scale businesswomen based in Waterloo, a small town near Freetown, where “Shine on Sierra Leone” has partnered with SMT to start a branch. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Mabinty, 37 years old. She was born in Moyamba, a town in southern Sierra Leone, but she currently resides in Waterloo, together with her husband and 4 children. Mabinty's husband is an artist and her children attend primary and secondary school. Mabinty has been a businesswoman for 20 years, selling fish. With the help of this loan, she is going to expand her business by buying dozens of fish to add to her business.

In this group: Mabinty O.c, Adams, Sallay , Zainab , Oryah
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