Total loan: $200


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Waterloo2, Western Area, Sierra Leone / Food

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A loan helped to purchase more gallons of palm oil.

Marie's story

Meet Marie. 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 Marie save money when they buy their oil in bulk. She is 30 years old from Waterloo2 Western rural in Freetown. She is married with two children. Her children are currently going to school. In 2009, Marie established her palm oil business. She began her business because she wanted to earn her daily living. She works at the business from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm. She says that despite the hardship, she desires to become a successful businesswoman. Marie requires a loan in order to purchase more gallons of palm oil to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to repay her loan and increase her business. In the future, Marie plans to expand her business more than ever. She thanks you for your support.