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A loan of $275 helped to buy more palm oil, sugar, rice and cooking oil to re-sell.

Fatmata's story

This is 55-year-old Fatmata from Waterloo, an area east of Freetown. She is a widow with one child aged 19 years old, who is currently attending school. She also has nine additional dependents at home.

Fatmata runs a food vending business at home. She sells palm oil, sugar, rice and cooking oil. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business throughout the week, 13 hours per day. She says that her business is doing well. She began her business because she was going to school but did not proceed any further, and later her father gave her away to be married.

Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy more palm oil, sugar, rice and cooking oil to re-sell. The extra income from generated from this loan will allow her to increase her business and feed her family. In the future, she plans to educate her child through university. She appreciates your support.

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