A loan of $225 helped to buy batteries, biscuits, pure water and soft drinks.


Rugiatu's story

This is 28-year-old Rugiatu from Rokupr Northern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with two children, ages 6 years and 10 years. Her children are currently attending school. She was a housewife, but she wanted to stop sitting at home and create her own income.

Rugiatu runs a general store within her community; she sells batteries, biscuits, pure water and soft drinks. She has been running this business since 2010. She works at the business every day, 11 hours per day. She says that the main challenges to her business are the poor road network and insufficient capital to operate her business.

Rugiatu has requested a loan in order to buy batteries, biscuits, pure water and soft drinks. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and take good care of her family. In the future, she plans to build a house and send her children to university. She appreciates your support.



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