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Total loan: $925
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Mariatu

Sierra Leone
Kenema, Sierra Leone / Plastics Sales

A loan of $925 helped to buy pan dishes, rubber dishes and Peak Milk Powder.


Mariatu's story

This is 27-year-old Mariatu. She is married and has one child, aged 5 years. She has one additional dependent, who lives with her for schooling.

In 2005, Mariatu established her commercial business. She began her business just for self-empowerment. Her business is located at the city center, and her main customers are both men and women. Working seven days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 700,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of Le 4,000,000. Mariatu has already received and successfully repaid one loan. Now she requires a new loan in order to increase her inventory level, and hence attract many customers.

In the future, Mariatu plans to seek more financial assistance, to educate her child and to own a shop. She appreciates the gesture she is receiving from Kiva. She thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: April 5, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: April 5, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)