A loan of $750 helped a member to buy cloth (poplin), containers, raincoats, etc. at wholesale to add to his current stock.

Tamaraneh I Group's story

Meet with members of the "Tamaraneh" group from Kenema, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of SLL 800,000 for each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Santigie is the leader of this group. The 55-year-old is married to a businesswoman and they have two children. Santigie has been a businessman for 10 years now. He sells cloth (poplins), containers, raincoats, etc. With his share of the loan, he will buy the above-mentioned items art wholesale to add to his current stock.

In this group: Satigie, Memuna, Hawa, Mbalu
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Loan details

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Loan details