A loan of $800 helped a member invest in her business.


Talananeh Group's story

These are Marie K., Mabinty B., Nenneh B., Fatmata K., and Kadiatu K.. They named their group "Talaneneh". They are all local entrepreneurs in Waterloo, a small town twenty miles from Freetown. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are requesting from SMT/Kiva. Each of them is requesting a loan of Le 500,000. With this loan, they will be able to increase the sizes and qualities of their businesses and consequently make better profit and improve their standards of living.

Marie (right) is the leader of this group. Marie is thirty-seven years of age. She was born in Port Loko, in northern Sierra Leone. She is married with two children who are still in primary school. Marie sells palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), gari (a food produced by grinding cassava) and palm kernels. She has been a businesswoman for over seventeen years now.

In this group: Marie, Mabinty, Nenneh, Fatmata, Kadiatu
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