Total loan: $425


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Kandeh town Bo, Southern Province, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more Bags of gari to increase her business.

Mariama's story

Meet 38-year-old Mariama from Kandeh branch. She is married with 4 children between the age of 15 and 25.

Mariama runs a food market and sells Gari to her customers in the community. She has been in this business for the past 13 years now and works 12 hours per day and 7 days a week. Her other source of income is from her husband. Her main challenge is slow sales sometimes.

Mariama requested this loan from Brac to purchase more bags of gari to increase her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her take care of her family, and to educate her children. In the next 5 years she wants to expand her business. She says thanks and appreciation to Brac and Kiva community for their support.