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A loan of $1,400 helped to buy more cooking items like bagged rice, bagged flour, Maggi and cooking oil.


Mabinty's story

Mabinty is 34 years old and married with two children, ages 6 years and 18 years old. She runs a general merchandise store in Waterloo, eastern area in Freetown. She has two additional relatives that live with her at home.

She's been in this business for five years and sells bagged rice, bagged flour, Maggi and cooking oil. She describes her major problems as insufficient capital and cost of transportation from Freetown to Waterloo.

She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more cooking items like bagged rice, bagged flour, Maggi and cooking oil. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her educate her children and expand her business. In the future, she would like to build a house. She is grateful for your support.



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