A loan of $650 helped a member to buy inks, caustic soda, powder, white cotton, etc.

Ta-Landeneh Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Ta-Landeneh” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Makeni city, in northern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Aminata K. who is pictured on the left. Aminata is 40 years old. She was born in a place call Makali. Her husband is a professional worker and her children are attending both primary and secondary schools. For five years now, Aminata has been selling locally dyed clothes call “gara lappers”. With her share of the loan, she will invest in her business by buying materials like inks, caustic soda, powder, white cotton, etc. to make gara lappers.

In this group: Aminata, Dainkay, Isha, Isatu, Zainab
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