A loan of $750 helped a member to invest in her business.


Tamaraneh Traders Group's story

This is Kadiatu T. and Magrette S. and they named their group Tamaraneh Traders. They are small-scale businesswomen in Makeni, in northern Sierra Leone. These entrepreneurs have benefited from previous SMT/Kiva loans. With the help of those loans, they were able to pay their house rent, feed their families and pay school fees for their children.

Having repaid the previous loan successfully, Tamaraneh Traders are asking for a new loan of Le 1,200,000 each to further improve their businesses.

Kadiatu T. (right) is the leader of this group. Kadiatu is now age fifty-five and is married with four children. Two of her children are already grown-ups and two are in secondary schools. Kadiatu was born in Port Loko but now resides in Makeni where she sells local produce like rice, palm-oil, groundnuts (peanuts), etc. She has been a businesswoman for more than twenty years now.

In this group: Kadiatu, Magrette



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