A loan helped to buy more dry fish, palm oil, fufu, and pepper to sell.


Tina's story

Meet Tina, 36 years old, from Liberia. She is a married mother with two children, ages 4 and 18 years. Both of her children live at home while in school. Tina attended school until 7th grade.

She deals in a business selling dry fish, palm oil, fufu [dumplings], pepper, etc. She started to sell in order to create a permanent source of income to help her husband support their children. For the past 10 years, she has been managing her sales. Her father gave her some funds to start the business. She sells Monday through Saturday. She uses a car to transport supplies to her business site.

To continue selling, Tina applied for a loan through BRAC Liberia, Kiva's field partner. With this loan she will buy more dry fish, palm oil, fufu, and pepper to sell. She likes her business because it gives her fast money on a daily basis, and she is proud of her business because it helps to sustain her family. 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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