Total loan: $275


Jui, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more rice, fish, palm oil, pepper, Maggi seasoning for her food production business.

Bilkisu's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone. This is 30 year old Bilkisu from Jui. She is married with 2 children between the ages of 10 months and 3 years. She started her business because she wants to take care of her family welfare.

Bilkisu 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 such stews are palm oil, cassava leaf, rice, green chillis, seasoning (like Maggi or red pepper) and chicken or fish. She has been in this business for the past 5 years now and work 8 hours per day and 6 days a week. She says that her business face no challenges.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more rice, fish, palm oil, pepper, Maggie=, ground nut etc. Bilkisu says that the extra income from this loan will help to repay her loan and to take care of her family In the future; she would like to see her business to expand to a restaurant. She thanks BRAC and KIVA for their support.