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Total loan: $175

Jariatu

Aberdeen, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more luncheon meat, cigarettes, milk, sugar, sardines and cooking to sell to her customers.


Jariatu's story

Welcome to Aberdeen, a bustling market community in the western area in Sierra Leone.

This is Jariatu; she is 38 and a local businesswoman. She is married to a civil servant, with two children ages 2 years and 5 years. This loan will help her to improve her standard of living and take care of her family's welfare.

Jariatu runs a retail business where she sells luncheon meat, rice, milk, cooking oil, sugar and cooking seasonings. Jariatu has a foodstuff business at a busy marketplace from which she sells onions, palm oil, rice, sugar, gari, fish and other ingredients bought by her customers to make local spicy stews for their families. Jariatu works for eight hours a day, seven days a week, but also now has an assistant who can help her. When asked about the challenges her business faces, Jariatu says it is tough when the stock goes bad before it is sold. Despite these challenges, she is, however, proud of her business.

Jariatu would like to use this loan to buy more luncheon meat, cigarettes, milk, sugar, sardines and cooking to sell to her customers. She is well regarded by BRAC Sierra Leone, as she previously took out and repaid two loans for her business. She thanks you for your support.