A loan of $800 helped a member buy gallons of palm oil to add to her current stock.


Tamasyor Group's story

These are members of the 'Tamasyor' group. They are small-scale entrepreneurs in Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone. They have applied for a loan of SLL 1,000,000 each to enable them to further strengthen their businesses. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses both in size and quality. Consequently, they will make more sales and better profit. As their profit-to-sales-margin increases, they will better support themselves and their children. The leader of this group is Sallay K., pictured on the right. Sallay was born in Kono, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. She is age 33. She is married to a businessman and they have 3 children – one in secondary school and two in primary school. Sallay sells palm oil (the most popular cooking oil). She has been selling palm oil for 4 years now. Sallay will use her share of the loan to buy gallons of palm oil to add to her current stock.

In this group: Sallay, Fatmata, Yeabu
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