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Total loan: $250


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Jui, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Food

Kadiatu's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy rice, palm oil, and containers of chicken in bulk.

Kadiatu's story

This is Kadiatu, 40 years old, a hardworking local business woman. She is from Jui town, a community near the small and busy eastern area in Freetown. Kadiatu is a single lady and has three children aged between 12 and 18 years. Kadaitu also supports two other members of her extended family.

Kadiatu sells “cookery” beside a busy road. “Cookery” is a modest term for the wealth of spicy stews that are cooked by local people and served with rice. The building blocks of cookery are palm oil (which is used as the base for the stews), rice, seasoning, and chicken or fish. Kadiatu also serves grilled chicken to her customers.

Kadiatu works hard 12 hours per day, 6 days a week. She says that her business is going "OK."

Kadiatu would like this loan so that she can buy more ingredients to make her dishes. In particular, she would like to buy rice, palm oil, and containers of chicken in bulk.

Kadiatu is a BRAC Sierra Leone success story, as she previously took out and repaid five loans. She would like to thank BRAC Sierra Leone and the Kiva community for their support of her business.