A loan of $1,175 helped to buy more jewelry, nail polish, lipstick, bracelets, baby lotion, and necklaces.


Marie's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 38-year-old Marie from Moriba town in the Southern area of Bo, Sierra Leone. She is married with two children between the ages of 13 years and 18 years old. Both of her children attend school. She began this business because her parents were in this business; she decided to carry on with the same type of business.

Marie runs a jewelry business; she sells nail polish, lipstick, bracelets, baby lotion, and necklaces. She has been running this business for 20 years. She works at the business 11 hours per day, 7 days per week. Her younger sister she took from the village also assists with her business. Her business is the only income she has. Marie says that the main challenges to her business are cost of transportation and competition in the market. Marie has requested a loan in order to buy more jewelry, nail polish, lipstick, bracelets, baby lotion and necklaces. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and educate her children. In the future, she plans to see her business expand. She thanks you for your support!



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