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Total loan: $125

Yeh Alpha

Masingbi town, Northern Province, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more rice, palm oil, oil, pepper, onions, salt, fish, Maggi and other items.


Yeh Alpha's story

Meet 29 years old Yeh Alpha from Masingbi branch. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 1 and 7 years old.

Yeh Alpha runs a food business. Yeh Alpha 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 works 11 hours per day and 7 days a week. Her other source of income is from her farming. Her main challenge is the high cost of transportation.

Yeh Alpha requested this loan from BRAC to purchase more rice, palm oil, oil, pepper, onions, salt, fish, Maggi, and other items to increase her business.

She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to pay fees for her children and to take care of her family.

In the next 5 years, she wants to expand to a restaurant. She says thanks and appreciation to BRAC and the Kiva community for their support.