A loan of $150 helped to purchase items such as milk, cigarettes, alcohol, and biscuits to offer for sale.


Rugiatu's story

Rugiatu, age 35, runs a general store where she sells such items as milk, biscuits, alcohol, and cigarettes. She lives with her husband and their two children, ages eight and 15, in Tombo, which is in a western rural area of Sierra Leone. Rugiatu started her business in 2008 because the income earned by her husband, a fisherman, was not enough to support the family. She tells us that the main obstacle to her enterprise is lack of capital to expand her business. Rugiatu has requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone in order to purchase more items such as alcohol, milk, cigarettes, and biscuits to offer for sale. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and allow her to pay her children's school fees. In the future, she would like to buy a plot of land. Rugiatu is grateful for your support.



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