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Total loan: $200
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Maria

Sierra Leone
Kabala, Sierra Leone / Grocery Store

A loan of $200 helped to expand her business by purchasing wholesale goods for the off season.


Maria's story

43-year-old Maria M. is married with four children. She sells dried fish, vegetables, rice and candies in the village of Kikurala in Northern Sierra Leone.

Maria has been in business for five years but due to lack of capital, she could not make enough profit to expand and diversify her business. Maria says it takes time to save a small amount of cash to build up enough for investment. With her previous loan, Maria was able to purchase six bags of rice from farmers. That increased her profit, and she used some of the profit to hire laborers to work in her farm.

Maria works together with her husband to develop the business. She is requesting a US$ 200 loan to purchase more rice and store it for the off-season.



Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: October 9, 2007
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International

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Loan details

Loan length:

11 months
Disbursed date: October 9, 2007
Facilitated by Field Partner: Salone Microfinance Trust (SMT), a partner of ChildFund International