A loan of $575 helped a member to buy piles of firewood to add to her current stock.


Talapsu 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 “Talapsu” 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.

Marie is the leader of this group. Marie is thirty-two years old. She is married with four children who are attending primary and secondary school. Marie sells firewood and has been doing this business for many years now. With the help of this loan, she is going to buy piles of firewood to add to her current stock.

In this group: Marie , Kama, Dorah



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