A loan of $575 helped a member invest in her business.


Tonkolili Group's story

This is a photo of Isatu S., Posseh C., Mamusu F. and Alpha C.. They named their group Tonkolili Group, after their district of origin. They are small-scale businesspeople in Makeni, in northern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva. With this loan, they will be able to improve their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their living standards. Isatu S. (second from right) is the leader of this group. Isatu is now age thirty-six, married to a businessman, and they have four children. Two of her children are in primary school and the other two are in secondary school. Isatu was born in Magburaka town, Tonkolili district, but now resides in Makeni where she sells local products like rice, palm-oil, ground-nuts, etc. Isatu has more than five years of experience in business.

In this group: Isatu, Posseh, Mamusu, Alpha
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