A loan of $475 helped a member to buy a larger quantity of cooking oil, salt, pepper, Maggi cubes, onions, garden eggs, etc. to add to her business.


Tawopsu 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 “Tawopsu” group. They are small scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to seek a loan of 500,000 Sierra Leonean Leones (SLL) each in order to invest in their businesses.

Mariatu is the leader of this group. She is forty-two years old and married with three children who attend primary and secondary schools. Mariatu sells cooking oil, salt, pepper, Maggi cubes (used to give sauce a sweet taste), onions, garden eggs, etc. With the help of this loan, she will invest in her business by buying a larger quantity of cooking oil, salt, pepper, Maggi cubes, onions, garden eggs, etc. to add to her business.

In this group: Mariatu, Bamie , Dorah, Fatu
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