Total loan: $475


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Aberdeen, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to buy assorted drinks and pure water for resale.

Mariatu's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone. Meet Mariatu! She is from Aberdeen in the western rural area of Sierra Leone. She is married with one child, aged 11 years

Mariatu has a retail business selling assorted drinks and pure water. She started her business to improve her life. Mariatu has been a trader since 2007. She desires to empower her life. Mariatu works 6 days a week and 12 hours per day. 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. She likes the fact that she continues to have new customers and has kept the old ones. Mariatu says her business is going well.

Mariatu wants to use this loan to buy assorted drinks and pure water for resale. Mariatu would like to open a big shop. She really wants to improve her life and is grateful to BRAC Sierra Leone and the Kiva community for their financial support.