A loan of $600 helped a member to buy palm oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, tomatoes, etc. at wholesale to add to her current stock.


Ta-Memsu Group's story

Hawa is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. Hawa was born in Makeni City 35 years ago. She is married, and the couple has 3 children, 1 of whom is attending secondary school.

For 5 years now, Hawa has been selling market food: palm oil (the most popular cooking oil), onions, margi (used to give sauce a sweet taste), salt, pepper, tomatoes, etc.

This is the first loan that Hawa and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Hawa will use her share of the loan (500,000.00 Sierra Leonean Leones) to expand her business. She will buy palm oil, onions, margi, salt, pepper, tomatoes, etc. at wholesale to add to her current stock.

In this group: Aminata , Hawa , Isatu , Fatu , Mabinty



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