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A loan of $600 helped a member to buy cooking ingredients, such as rice, palm-oil, tomatoes, etc. to cook rice and sauce for sale.


Tawopaneh Group's story

In the photo are members of the “Tawopaneh” group. They are small scale businesswomen based in Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. Together, they are requesting a loan of 2,500,000 SLL in order to expand their respective businesses, make more profit, and consequently improve their standard of living.

The featured leader of this group is Adama. Adama is age 38; she was born in Yele village, in northern Sierra Leone. She is married to a teacher. Adama sells cooked rice with delicious sauce. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy cooking ingredients, such as rice, palm-oil (the country’s most popular cooking oil), tomatoes, fish, etc. in order to be able to cook a larger amount of rice and sauce for sale.

In this group: Adama I., Aminata , Jalikatu , Memunatu , Kadiatu



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