Total loan: $150


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Aberdeen, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Retail

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A loan helped to purchase more charcoal to increase her business.

Mariatu's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 30-year-old Mariatu from the Aberdeen branch. She is a single woman. She started this business to empower herself.

Mariatu runs a retail business and sells charcoal to her customers around the community. She has been in this business for the past year. Mariatu says her challenge is the slow sales and the increase in the prices of goods.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more charcoal to increase her business. Mariatu says that the extra income from this loan will help to improve her business. In the future, she would like to expand to a large scale. She says thanks to BRAC and Kiva for their support.