A loan of $975 helped a member to buy bags of sugar and salt.

Tagbaneh Group's story

This is Ejiatu J., Fatu K. and Jariatu K.. Ejiatu (in the middle) is the leader of the group. Ejiatu sells cooking oil, flour, margi and so on at the Makeni city market. She buys her goods from Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city, where commodities are relatively cheap. She has been a businesswoman for many years. Ejiatu will combine this loan with her current business capital to buy ten bags of sugar and ten bags of salt. A bag of sugar is sold at 100,000 leones and a bag of salt costs 20,000 leones.

Ejiatu is 45-years of age. She is married to a farmer and they have eight children. Seven of their children are still in primary and secondary schools and the eldest is now a grown-up. She was born in Sanda, a series of small towns about 30 miles from Makeni city.

This group is named Tagbaneh. The members are local entrepreneurs in Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone. These entrepreneurs have accessed several loans from SMT/Kiva. Previous loans have promoted development in the lives of these businesswomen. Having repaid their last loan successfully, they are now requesting a new loan of 1,000,000 leones each in order to further strengthen their businesses.

In this group: Ejiatu, Fatu, Jariatu

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