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Total loan: $700
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Mariama

Sierra Leone
Grassfield, Sierra Leone / Fruits & Vegetables

A loan of $700 helped to buy more local foodstuff such as beans, groundnuts, rice, and oranges.


Mariama's story

Meet 40-year-old Mariama from Grassfield in the eastern area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with three children between the ages of 18 and 22 years old. One of her children is a university student and two are currently attending school. Some six years ago, Mariama established her local foodstuff business. She sells beans, groundnuts, rice, and oranges. She began her business because she was a petty trader and now she wants to improve her business skills and standard of living. She works at her business every day of the month. She says that the main challenges to her business are weather conditions, food shortages, and price fluctuation.

Mariama requires a loan in order to buy more local foodstuff such as beans, groundnuts, rice, and oranges. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children. In the future, Mariama plans to expand and grow her business. She thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: June 15, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: BRAC Sierra Leone Microfinance Company Limited

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: June 15, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: BRAC Sierra Leone Microfinance Company Limited