A loan of $1,200 helped diversify and expand his business to increase productivity.


Manso's story

Manso is 35 years old and is the father of four children. He started his business three years ago and since then he has been accessing loans from SMT. He owns 8 machines that process peanut butter and cassava leaves in the Kabala market in Sierra Leone. With his previous loans Manso purchased 4 additional machines and hired 4 youths to assist in the business. He would like to purchase 2 more machines and bags of peanuts with the loan. He would also like to diversify his business by including sesame, rice and palm oil. For these purposes, he is requesting a loan of $1,200.



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