A loan of $925 helped to buy more shoe bags and dresses for the festive season.


Mariatu's story

Meet 40-year-old Mariatu from Waterloo in the eastern part of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with two children who are 15 and 25 years old. One of her children is currently attending school. In 2002, Mariatu established her clothing business. She began her business because she needs to create income to support her child's education. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is transportation costs.

Mariatu requires a loan in order to buy more shoe bags and dresses for the festive season. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and improve her standard of living. The other woman featured in the video is the SEP Officer of the Waterloo branch. In the future, Mariatu plans to operate a clothing wholesale business. She thanks you for your support.



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