A loan of $1,050 helped to buy pepper, palm oil, charcoal, batteries, and rice for her provisions business.

Kadiatu's story

This is 58-year-old Kadiatu. She is widowed and has four children, aged 16, 22, 26, and 32 years.

In 2002, Kadiatu established her provisions business where she sells soft drinks, Foam Surf (laundry detergent), sachet milk (small containers of milk), rice, sugar, sweets, charcoal, etc. She began her business because her parents were only subsistence farmers and she was introduced to farming. At the age of 17, she got married and her husband introduced her to business.

Working seven days per week and 12 hours per day, Kadiatu earns from this provisions business about SLL 850,000 every month.

She would like a loan in the amount of SLL 4,500,000. Kadiatu has already received and successfully repaid one loan. She now requires a new loan in order to buy pepper (5 bags @ SLL 350,000), palm oil (10 rubbers @ SLL 100,000), charcoal (100 bags @ SLL 7,000), batteries (2 cartons @ SLL 450,000), rice (1 bag @ SLL 130,000).

The balance of SLL 20,000 will be used for transportation. In the future, Kadiatu plans to build another house and acquire another shop within the city center. This loan will help her to earn more income.

Kadiatu is a hard-working businesswoman. She thanks you for your support.

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