A loan of $1,150 helped a member buy bales of clothes to add to her business.


Tanut Group's story

Isatu C. is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. She has been selling different types of clothes and fabrics for many years now. She is a 40-year-old, married to a driver, and they have three children. Two of her children are attending secondary school and the other is a lorry driver.

Like other mothers, Isatu wants to give her children a proper education and a bright future. She however depends on her business in order to achieve this. She and her group members have thus applied for a loan of SLL 4,400,000 from SMT, a partner of Kiva in Sierra Leone in order to expand their businesses. With the help of this loan, Isatu will buy bales of clothes to add to her business.

(Attached to this photo are some snapshots of borrowers who were not able to be present for the group photo.)

In this group: Isatu, Aminata, Fatmata, Mariatu, Mariama, Saudatu
*not pictured



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