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Total loan: $250

Salamatu

Masuba town, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more bags of charcoal and wood to increase her business.


Salamatu's story

Meet 36-year-old Salamatu from Masuba branch. She is married with 2 children between the ages of 1 and 7 years old, and one is currently attending school.

Salamatu runs a retail business and sells firewood and charcoal to her customers around the community. She has been in this business for the past 12 years now and works 9 hours per day and 6 days a week. Her main challenge is when the charcoal and wood get soaked during the rainy season.

Salamatu requested this loan from BRAC to purchase more bags of charcoal and wood to increase her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will add up for her business, will improve her standard of living and educate her children. In the future, she wants her business to expand. She says thanks to BRAC and the Kiva community for their support.