A loan of $925 helped to purchase more local food items such as groundnut, beans, garri, and cassava to sell.


Marie's story

Marie is 50 years old and widowed with four children, aged between 12 and 27. She runs a local food commodities store in Calabatown, a neighborhood in Freetown. Three of her children are currently attending school.

Marie has been in this business for 15 years and sells groundnut, beans, garri, and cassava at her store. She also earns income from renting out a house. She says that the main challenges to her business are transportation problems and inflation.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more local food items. Marie says that the extra income from this loan will help her educate her children. In the future, she would like to expand her business.



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