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Total loan: $1,175
Waterloo, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Retail
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Isatu's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase chains, purses, bracelets and makeup for resale.
Meet Isatu. She is a 35-year-old from Waterloo, an eastern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with three children. Two of her children are currently attending school. Ten years ago, Isatu established a cosmetic business within a busy market area. She began her business because she did not go to school, and so she was trained in business. She works at the business from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., seven days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is that during the rainy season, sales are very slow. Isatu requires a loan in order to purchase chains, purses, bracelets and makeup for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to become more successful, and to repay her loan. In the future, Isatu plans to open another outlet. She thanks you for your support.