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Total loan: $925
Makeni, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Food
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A loan helped Buy palm oil, Maggi cubes, onions, etc. in order to improve her business size and quality.
Tonkolili Group's story
Meet the members of the “Tonkolili” group from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of SLL 1,000,000 for each. With the help of this loan they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions. Isata S. is the leader of this group. The 40-year-old is married to a diamond miner and they have four children – three of whom are attending primary and secondary schools. Isata has been a businesswoman for many years now. She sells “lafidi” (cooked rice). With her share of this loan, she will buy palm oil, Maggi cubes (used to give sauce a sweet taste), onions, etc. in order to improve her business size and quality.