A loan of $825 helped a member to buy cooking oil, flour, sugar, onions, etc., in large quantities to add to her business.


Teko Sanda Traders Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you members of the “Teko Sanda Traders” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 1,200,000.00 Sierra Leone leone (SLL) for each in order to invest in their businesses.

Fatmata is the leader of this group. Fatmata is age 23 and is married with one child. Her husband is a military officer, and her child is still not of school-going age.

Fatmata retails cooking oil, flour, sugar, onions, etc. She has been doing this business for many years now. With the help of this loan, she will invest in her business by buying cooking oil, flour, sugar, onions, etc., in large quantities to add to her business.

In this group: Fatmata, Isatu, Mabinty



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