A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy dozens of slippers.


Tabaksneh Group's story

These are microentrepreneurs from Makeni, a city in Northern Sierra Leone. They have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, seeking a loan of 1,500,000 leones each to enable them to expand their businesses. With their loan, they will be able to add more stock to their businesses and make more sales and profit. Consequently, they will be able to improve their standard of living, send their children to school and feed and clothe them.

Mohamed D. (pictured on the left) is the leader of this group. Mohamed was born in one of the villages that make up Sanda, near Makeni. This 41-year-old is married and has three children: two in secondary school and one in primary school. Mohamed sells slippers and has been managing this business for countless years. With his share of the loan, he will buy dozens of slippers to add to his current stock.

Attached to this photo is a snapshot of a borrower who was not able to be present for the group photo.

In this group: Mohamed, Isatu, Fatu, Ramatu



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