A loan of $575 helped a member to buy shoes wholesale to add to his current stock.


Tamaraneh Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Tamaraneh” group. They are small-scale businesswomen based in Kenema, a city in Eastern Sierra Leone. This is the first loan these entrepreneurs are accessing from SMT/Kiva lenders. With this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more profit and consequently improve their standard of living.

The leader of this group is Mustapha. Mustapha is 29; he was born in Kenema city where he is currently residing together with his wife and two children. His wife is a businesswoman and his children are attending primary and secondary schools. For 10 years now, Mustapha has been selling shoes. With this loan, he will buy shoes wholesale to add to his current stock.

In this group: Mustapha , Ibrahim, Dauda , Aminata , Bengemine
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