Total loan: $425


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Goderich, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to buy onions, rice and cooking seasoning for her customers.

Isata's story

Greetings from Gooderich, a community near the small and busy western area in Freetown. This is Isata, a 32-year-old business woman. Isata has 5 children. Before she was selling groundnuts. Isata sells cool drinks in her house. Neighbours within the community will come and buy from her.

Seemingly distinct businesses are often mixed in Sierra Leone, the idea being that a customer will come to purchase one thing but will leave having purchased another.

Isata has been a trader all her life. Before she had her own business, she used to help with her family’s business. Isata works 7 days a week and is proud of her young business. She likes the fact that she continues to have new customers and has kept the old ones.

Isata wants to use this loan to buy onions, rice and cooking seasoning for her customers. Isata would like to finish building her house and paying her children's schools fees. She really wants to improve her life and is grateful to BRAC Sierra Leone and the Kiva community for their financial support.