Total loan: $225


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Paynesville North, Montserrado, Liberia / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more charcoal to sell.

Oretha's story

Oretha is 34 years old. She lives together with her partner and five children, all of whom are in school and live at home. Oretha went to school until third grade. She runs a retail business selling charcoal. She started this business because she wanted to create another income in order to help support her family.

Oretha's partner gave her money to start the business, and she learned how to sell from her mother. She has been a businesswoman for 15 years now. To increase her business, she applied for a loan through BRAC Liberia, Kiva's field partner. This loan will help her to buy more charcoal to sell. She likes her business because it gives her money on a daily basis. In the future, she would like to continue her children's education. She wishes to say thanks to BRAC and Kiva.