A loan of $200 helped to buy wood, fish, gari and palm oil.


Salamatu's story

Meet 39-year-old Salamatu from Torkpoi town Bo, in the southern area of Sierra Leone. She is blessed with three children between the ages of 6 and 19 years old. Both of her children are currently attending school. In 2004, Salamatu established her food stand business. She began her business because she wanted to improve her standard of living. Before, she was a farmer. She works at the business 13 hours per day and 6 days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are transporting her business from her house to the market and the lack of a storage facility in the market. Salamatu requires a loan of Le 800,000 to expand her foodstuff business by buying wood, fish, gari and palm oil. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to take care of her family welfare and educate her children. In the future, Salamatu plans to expand her business to a shop level. She thanks you for your support



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