A loan of $600 helped a member to buy a large quantity of clothes to add to her current stock.


Tahopaneh Group's story

Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of Kiva.org in Makeni, northern Sierra Leone, is very pleased to present to you members of the “Tahopaneh” group. These are small-scale entrepreneurs who have come to SMT/Kiva lenders to request a loan of 500,000 SLL (Sierra Leone leones) for each in order to invest in their respective businesses.

Mariatu is the featured leader of this group. Mariatu is 30 years old; she is married with three children – one in primary school and two in secondary school. Mariatu sells clothes. She is going to use her share of this loan to buy a large quantity of clothes to add to her current stock.

In this group: Mariatu , Zainab , Hannah , Salay , Victoria



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