A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy a large quantity of sandals to add to his business.


Together We Tinap Group's story

Meet members of the “Together We Tinap” group from Makeni, a city in Northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of 3,000,000.00 Sierra Leone (SLL) 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.

Abdul is the leader of this group. The thirty-three-year-old is married to a businesswoman and the couple has four children. Abdul has been a businessman for ten years now. He sells shoes/ sandals. With his share of this loan, he will buy a large quantity of sandals to add to his business.

In this group: Augusta, Aminata , Abdul
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