A loan of $1,400 helped to buy more soft drinks, vegetable oil, eggs, mayonnaise and cigarettes.


Idiatu's story

Meet 35-year-old Idiatu from Goderich in the western area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married and has three children between the ages of five years and 19 years. Two of her children are currently attending school. In 2004, Idiatu established her business, selling general merchandise. She began her business because she needed to generate enough income to assist her husband. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation. Idiatu requires a loan in order to buy more soft drinks, vegetable oil, eggs, mayonnaise and cigarettes. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living. In the future, Idiatu plans to establish her business in another location and employ staff members. She thanks you for your support.



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