Total loan: $350


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Moriba town Bo, Southern Province, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to buy more palm oil to sell in the food market.

Martha's story

Meet 45-year-old Martha from Moriba town branch. She is married, with five children.

She runs a food market business. Palm oil is red in color and is the cornerstone of Sierra Leonean cuisine. It is used as the base for spicy stews. Good quality oil is said to be high in antioxidants. The oil is usually sold in yellow plastic cans. Borrowers like Martha save money when they buy their oil in bulk. She has been in this business for the past nine years now and works 10 hours per day and seven days a week. Her business is going on with no challenge. Her other source of income is from house rental.

Martha requested this loan from BRAC to purchase more gallons of palm oil to increase her business. She says that the extra income from this loan will help to take care of her family and to educate her children. In the next five years she wants to expand. She says thanks and appreciation to BRAC and the Kiva community for their support.