A loan of $925 helped to buy more local foodstuffs such as groundnuts, beans and palm oil.

Aminata's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 45-year-old Aminata from Waterloo in the eastern part of Freetown. She is widowed with seven children between the ages of 18 years and 22 years old. Two of her children attend school.

Aminata runs a local foodstuffs business within a busy market area. She sells groundnuts, beans, palm oil and bulgur. She has been running this business for 20 years. She works at the business every day expect on Friday because she has to go for prayer. Her other source of income comes from a small-scale farm in the village. She describes her biggest business challenge as ripe inflation and the poor road network.

Aminata has requested a loan in order to buy more foodstuffs such as groundnuts, beans and palm oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and renovate her house. In the future, she plans to open another store. She thanks you for your support!

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