A loan helped to buy more charcoal and red oil to sell.


Korto's story

This is fifty-three-year-old Korto. She is married with three children between the ages of twenty-six and thirty. One of her children is attending school. Korto's husband is a classroom teacher. In order to help her husband cover some of the household expenses, Korto sells charcoal and red oil. She acquired knowledge about selling from her mother, and her husband gave her money to start the business. For ten years now, she has been operating her business. She describes herself as a strong and hardworking businesswoman. She uses a car to transport supplies to her business site. She often sells six days per week.

To continue operating her business, Korto applied for a loan through BRAC Liberia to buy more charcoal and red oil to sell to her good clients. She likes her business because it helps her to support her children, and she is proud of her business because it has empowered her in her life. In the future she wants to build houses for her children. 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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