A loan of $950 helped a member to buy soaps, cigarettes, powdered milk, sugar, butter, etc. at wholesale.

Ta-Landeneh Group's story

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

The leader of this group is Zainab B.. Zainab is age 30. She was born in Makeni city, where she is currently residing with her husband and 4 children. Her husband is a businessman. Two of her children attend primary school and two are in secondary school. For 6 years, Zainab has been selling soaps, cigarettes, powdered milk, sugar, butter, etc. With her share of this loan, Zainab is going to expand her business by buying the above mentioned items at wholesale to add to her business.

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

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