Total loan: $350


Paynesville North, Montserrado, Liberia / Retail

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A loan helped to buy more charcoal oil to sell.

Ruth's story

Meet 35-year-old Ruth. She lives together with her partner and 2 children, ages 5 and 16. Both of her children are currently in school and live at home.

Ruth is a high school graduate. She runs a retail business selling charcoal. She learned this trade from her sister, who gave her money to start the business. She uses a car to transport supplies to her business site. She has been managing her sales for 12 years. She likes her business because it helps to support her family.

To maintain her business, Ruth applied for a loan through BRAC Liberia, a Kiva field partner, to buy more charcoal oil to sell to her good clients. In the future, she wants to buy land and build a house. She would like to thank BRAC and Kiva.