A loan of $825 helped a member to buy rice, palm oil, tomatoes, etc. in bulk to add to her current stock.


Sorbeh Ii Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Sorbeh II” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Waterloo, a small town near Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva. 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 Mahawa, a native of Port Loko in Northern Sierra Leone. Currently, she is residing in Waterloo with her husband and three children. Her husband is a driver and her children are attending primary schools. For many years, Mahawa has been selling market food such as rice, palm oil and tomatoes. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy more of these items in bulk to add to her current stock.

In this group: Mahawa, Hannah, Saffie, Isatu, Fatu



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