A loan of $600 helped a member to buy gallons of palm oil and bags of rice to add to her current stock.


Tas E Fi Group's story

Esther is the leader of this group of entrepreneurs. She was born in northern Sierra Leone. She is 36 years of age. Esther is married to a farmer and the couple has 4 children, 3 of whom are attending primary and secondary schools.

For 12 years now, Esther has been selling palm-oil (the country's most popular cooking oil), rice, etc. This is the first loan that Esther and her group members have applied for from SMT/Kiva lenders. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, make more sales and consequently improve on their living conditions. Esther will use her share of the loan, 500,000 Leones (SLL), to buy gallons of palm oil and bags of rice to add to her current stock.

In this group: Ismatu , Fatmata B., Fatu , Marie , Esther



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