A loan of $550 helped a member to buy salt, margi, onions, fish, etc. in large quantity to add to her current stock.


Ta Marr 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 “Ta Marr” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 800,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) for each in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Kumba is the leader of this group. Kumba is 40 years old. She is married to a trader, and the couple has four children – one in primary school, two in secondary school and one not of school-going age. Kumba sells salt, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), onions, fish, etc. She has been a businesswoman for 11 years now. With the help of this loan, she will invest in her business by buying salt, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), onions, fish, etc. in large quantity to add to her current stock.

In this group: Kumba, Kadiatu, Fatmata



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