A loan of $175 helped to buy bags of charcoal and wood.

Elizabeth's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 45-year-old Elizabeth from Moriba town in Bo, in the southern area. She is married with 5 children between the ages of 6 and 25 years old. Four of her children attend school.

Elizabeth runs a business selling wood and charcoal. She has been running this business for 2 years. She works 13 hours a day and 7 days per week. Her husband is a village pastor, and he helps her support the family with the money he receives from the church.

Elizabeth says that the main challenges in her business are that transportation costs are high and the road network is poor.

Elizabeth has requested a loan in order to buy more bags of charcoal and wood to store, because during the rainy season charcoal will be scarce. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living and give her children a good quality education.

In the future, she plans to expand her business and build a house. She thanks you for your support!

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