A loan of $950 helped to buy plastic dishes and pans.


Salamatu's story

This is 29-year-old Salamatu. She is married and has one child, age 12. She has three additional dependents who live with her because their father is deceased. In 2003, Mariatu established her home products business selling plastic pans and dishes. She began her business just to enable her to take care of her child. Her business is located in the heart of town and her main customers are both men and woman. Working seven days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about 650,000 SLL every month from this business. She would like a loan in the amount of 4,000,000 SLL. Mariatu has already received and successfully repaid two loans, and now requires a new loan in order to buy set pans (1,000,000 SLL), rubber buckets (1,200,000 SLL) and flasks (800,000 SLL). She hopes that this loan will increase her stock level. In the future, Mariatu plans to build a house, to give her child a quality education and to open a branch at the Kenema plaza. She is saying thanks to Kiva



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