A loan of $600 helped a member to buy such items as ginger, corns, beans, margi, pepper, and salt to offer for sale.


Tawopaneh Group's story

This is the “Tawopaneh” loan group. They are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a Kiva partner, to request loans to be used to invest in their reprective businesses. They live in Makeni in northern Sierra Leone. Each member of the group is seeking a loan in the amount of SLL 500,000.00. Sallay, age 35, is the leader of this group. Sallay sells such items as ginger, corns, beans, margi (an ingredient used to give sauce a sweet taste), pepper, and salt. She has been engaged in this business for many years now. Sallay and her husband have five children. Two are enrolled in primary school, two attend secondary school, and the youngest is not yet of school-going age. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy the above-mentioned items in bulk to add to her current stock.

In this group: Sallay , Hawa , Mayiethe Hawa, Hawa , Aminata
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