A loan of $700 helped a member to buy margi, pepper, cooking oil, etc. in large quantities for her business.


Tagbaneh Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva's in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you the members of the “Tagbaneh” group. They are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva's lenders to request a loan of 1,500,000.00 SLL each in order to invest in their businesses.

Fatu is the leader of this group. She is a 64-year-old widow with six children, two of whom are attending primary and secondary schools. Fatu sells market food – margi (used to give sauces a sweet taste), pepper, cooking oil, etc. – and has been doing this for many years now. With the help of this loan, Fatu will buy margi, pepper, cooking oil, etc. in large quantities for her business.

In this group: Fatu , Ejiatu



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