A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy more stock to sell.

Tawopaneh Ii Group's story

This is Beatrice C., Alice S., Fatmata K., Memuna K. and Mohamed J. L.. They named their group Tawopaneh II, a Temne phrase for "let us help each other."

These entrepreneurs have received several loans from SMT/Kiva. Previous loans have made many meaningful impacts on their lives. Their businesses grew, sales increased, and their standard of living also improved. Having repaid their last loan, they are now requesting a new loan of 800,000 SLL apiece, to further strengthen their individual businesses.

Beatrice (second from left), 42 years old, is the group's leader. She was born in Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone. She is married to a businessman and they have four children, who are all still in primary and secondary schools.

Beatrice sells a variety of items in the town's main market. She sells provisions, cooking oil, "margi" tomatoes, onions, and so on. With this loan, she will expand her business by buying more goods to add to her current stock. She buys her goods from Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone (372 miles round trip).

In this group: Beatrice , Alice , Fatmata, Memuna, Mohamed J.
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