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Total loan: $1,175
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Salamatu

Sierra Leone
Bo, Sierra Leone / Used Clothing

A loan of $1,175 helped to buy used clothes and plastic slippers.


Salamatu's story

This is 37-year-old Salamatu. She is a widow and has two children, aged nine and six years. She has three additional dependents that live with her and help with the house chores and the business.

In 1999, Salamatu established her clothing business selling jeans, headbands, and other items. She began her business because she wanted to become self reliant after losing her husband. Working seven days a week and ten hours a day, she earns about 1,806,000 SLL every month. She would like a loan in the amount of 5,000,000 SLL.

Salamatu has already received and successfully repaid three loans, and she now requires a new loan in order to buy more bags, jeans, and blouses for sale. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits.

In the future, Salamatu plans to expand her business into a shop. The competition is average, but she is able to cope because of her time in the business. She thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

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

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Loan details

Loan length:

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