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Total loan: $925
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Mariama

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Food Market

A loan of $925 helped to purchase powdered milk, sugar, Ovaltine, mayonnaise, biscuits, and black mint to offer for sale.


Mariama's story

Mariama, age 27, started up her provisions business in 2005 with the help of her husband directly after their marriage. Working seven days a week and 12 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,227,000 every month from this venture. She learned the business from her mother. She is hard-working and competitive. She cites heavy competition as her primary business challenge.

The tribe into which Mariama was born does not value the education of girls, so she herself did not have the opportunity to go to school. She has no children of her own but has two dependents who live with her because they are her sister's children. They help her with her domestic work. She ensures that both the children attend school.

Mariama is requesting a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. She will use her loan funds to purchase powdered milk, sugar, Ovaltine, mayonnaise, biscuits, and black mint. In the future, Mariama plans to expand her business and she is looking forward to eventually accessing additional loans in order to accomplish this.

She thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: February 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: February 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)