A loan helped to buy more used clothes and sandals to sell.

Massa's story

This is 28-year-old Massa. She is married with three children, ranging in age from 2 through 12 years. All of them are in school and live at home. Massa never went to school. Her husband is a teacher.

Due to the low income of her husband, she runs a business where she sells used clothes and sandals. She started this business with some earnings from her husband and her sister taught her the trade. She has managed the business for 8 years and considers herself as a strong business woman. She says at times there are slow sales. She uses vehicles to transport supplies to her business site.

Massa sells 6 days a week, from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm. She feels good about her business because it has empowered her life. Massa wants to expand in business, therefore she asked for a loan through BRAC Liberia, Kiva's Field Partner. The loan will be used to buy more used clothes and sandals to sell.

In the future she would like to build her house and deal in an international business. She wishes to say thanks to BRAC and Kiva.

This loan is special because:

It serves low-income individuals in rural Liberia where few alternative funding sources exist.

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