A loan of $300 helped to purchase more palm oil and wood to resell.


Theresa's story

Theresa is in her late forties. She is married with six children and also has five additional dependents at home. She runs a retail business in Kandeh town Bo, in the Southern area of Sierra Leone. She started this business because her husband does not have a job and she needed to get a source of income to support the home.

She's been in this business for 16 years and sells palm oil and wood from her house. She says that the main challenges are transporting her goods is very difficult and improper business location.

Theresa requested this loan through Kiva partner BRAC Sierra Leone in order to purchase more palm oil and wood to resell. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to be responsible for her family feeding and to have a permanent business location. In the future, she would like to open a local food store enterprise. She is grateful for your support.



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