A loan of $350 helped a member to buy a large quantity of clothes to add to her current stock..


Ta Marr Group's story

Meet the members of the “Ta Marr” group from Koidu, a city in eastern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva, to apply for a loan of 500,000 SLL for each. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their respective businesses, increasing sales and consequently improving their living conditions. Kumba is the featured leader of this group. The 47 year old is married to a court clerk; they have three children who are attending secondary school.

Kumba has been a businesswoman for 14 years; she sells ready-to-wear clothing. With her share of this loan, she will buy a large quantity of clothes to add to her current stock.

In this group: Kumba , Kadiatu , Fatmata
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