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Total loan: $700
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Mariama

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Food Stall

A loan of $700 helped to purchase palm oil, rice and sugar.


Mariama's story

This is 31-year-old Mariama. She is married, and has five children aged 13, 10, 8, 5 and 2 years old. Three of them are school-going children. She has two additional dependents who live with her to assist her in business. In 2011, Mariama established her palm oil, rice, salt, caustic soda, vegetable oil, sugar etc business. She began her business because her education came to a halt during the 10-year rebel war. Her foster parent introduced her to the business. When she became fully mature, she gave her some money to start her own business. Working 7 days a week and 11 hours a day, she earns about Le 1,998,000 every month from this business. She would like a loan of Le 3,000,000. Mariama requires a loan to purchase some containers of palm oil, bags of rice and sugar. In the future, Mariama plans to develop her piece of land, educate her children and rent another shop. This loan will help to increase sales. Some debtors will not pay on time. She thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 7, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: June 7, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)