A loan of $850 helped to invest in her business.

Thata's story

This is Thata M., a small scale businesswoman in the town of Kabala, in northern Sierra Leone. Thata is requesting a loan of Le 3,000,000 from Kiva lenders through SMT in order to help her further strengthen her business.

Thata has, earlier on, received Kiva loans as a member of a solidarity group. With the help of those loans, she experienced a vast improvement in her business and personal life. She has been able to support her children in their education, feeding and well being; she has built herself a house with four bedrooms and a parlor and has solved many of her numerous household problems.

Thata is approximately fifty years old. She was born in Kabala town, married a lorry (truck) driver, and they have three children together. Thata sells rice, palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), beans and groundnuts (peanuts). She has been a businesswoman for over twenty-five years now.

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