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


Tamaraneh-3 Group's story

Meet the members of the “Tamaraneh 3” group from Makeni, a city in northern Sierra Leone. They are all local entrepreneurs who have come to SMT, a partner of Kiva.org, to apply for a loan of SLL 500,000 per member. With the help of this loan, they will be able to expand their businesses, make more sales and consequently improve their living conditions.

Jariatu is the featured leader of this group. The 43-year-old is married to a motor mechanic and they have 5 children who are attending primary and secondary schools. Jariatu sells charcoal. With her share of this loan, she is going to buy charcoal in large quantity to add to her current stock.

In this group: Jariatu, Henerietta B., Fatmata, Nunzo B., Feremusu



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