A loan of $1,250 helped a member invest in her business.

Tainratha Group's story

These people are members of the Tainrantha Group. They are (from right to left) M’Balu K., Memuna L., Abdul M., and Adamsay K. (with her small photo attached, she is a group member who was not able to be at the group meeting. Her picture was taken during a later visit). They are small-scale businesspeople in Magburaka town and have benefited from previous SMT loans. Previous SMT loans have made a lot of improvements in their lives and businesses. As a result of such loans, they were able to improve their businesses, make better sales and profit and consequently improve their standard of living. Having repaid their last loan successfully, they are again requesting a new loan of Le 4,200,000 to further strengthen their businesses.

Memuna L. (in the middle) is the leader of this group. Memuna is approximately forty years of age. She was born in Lunar, in northern Sierra Leone. She is married in Magburaka town to a businessman and they have five children together. One of their children is now in college; the others are in secondary and primary schools. Memuna sells fresh fish and has been in this business for more than twenty years. With this loan, Memuna will be able to buy an additional two cartons of fresh fish. A carton of fish usually costs her Le 500,000 in Freetown.

In this group: Memuna, Adamsay, M'balu , Abdul
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