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Total loan: $650
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Tarmarsu Group

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $650 helped a member buy cooking materials like rice, groundnuts, palm oil, tomatoes, etc.


Tarmarsu Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT) is very pleased to present to you members of the “Tarmarsu” group from Makeni. They are small-scale businesswomen who are based in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are seeking a loan of SLL 500,000 for each to enable them to further expand their businesses. Consequently, they will make more profit and improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Mary K.. Mary is age thirty-five and was born in a place called Sanda near Makeni city. She is married to a businessman and they have two children – one in primary school and one in secondary school.

Mary sells cooked rice (the country’s staple food) and foo-foo (food made out of cassava roots). She has been running this business for ten years now. She will use her share of this loan to buy cooking materials like rice, groundnuts, palm oil, tomatoes, etc.

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

In this group: Mary, Rugiatu, Jeminatu, Isha, Marie
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: August 24, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

10 months
Disbursed date: August 24, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International