A loan of $425 helped a member invest in her business.


Ta Try Group's story

These are small-scale businesswomen from the northern city of Makeni. They have come to SMT for the very first time to seek a loan of Le 500,000 each to enable them expand their businesses. With a loan of Le 500,000, they will be able to add more stock to their businesses, make more sales, and more profit. Consequently, they will be able to improve their standard of living by sending their children to school, and feeding and clothing them.

Baromi B. (on the left in the photograph) is the leader of this group. She was born in Matotoka Village in northern Sierra Leone, about twenty-seven years ago. She is married to a businessman and they have four children. Two of her children are in secondary schools and two are in primary schools. Baromi sells market food – rice, palm-oil (the most popular cooking oil), salt, pepper, onions, and so on. She has been in this business for more than ten years. Baromi will invest this loan in her business by buying more of the same goods to add to her current stock of goods.

In this group: Baromi, Adama, Kadiatu



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