A loan of $425 helped a member business investment.


Tamaraneh Ii Group's story

Isha F. (left) is the leader of this group. Isha has been a businesswoman for seven years now, and she sells bowls, dishes, spoons, sheaves, funnels, etc. She is married to a nurse and they have seven children. Some of their children are in secondary schools and the others are in primary schools. Isha is approximately 28 years of age. She was born in the small town of Mile Ninety-one, in Northern Sierra Leone.

Isha F., Adama K. and Yeabu S. are members of the Tamaraneh Group. Tamaraneh is Temne meaning “Let’s help each other”. They are local entrepreneurs in Waterloo small town – 20 miles from Freetown. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are requesting from SMT, a partner of Shine on Sierra Leone in Waterloo. They are requesting a loan of Le 500,000 each, to enable them to improve their businesses. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses both in terms of size and quality. Consequently they can make better profits and improve on their standard of living.

In this group: Isha , Adama , Yeabu
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