A loan of $175 helped to buy rice, palm oil, sugar and soft drinks.


Mariatu's story

This is 22-year-old Mariatu from Port Loko in the northern area of Sierra Leone. She is married with two children between the ages of two and four.

Mariatu runs a food stand within her community where she sells rice, palm oil and sugar. She has been running this business since 2010; she began this business to take care of her family. She works at the business eleven hours every day. She says the main challenges to her business are the poor road network within her operation area, and insufficient capital to operate her business.

Mariatu has requested a loan to buy rice, palm oil, sugar and soft drinks. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and improve her family status.

In the future, she plans to expand her business even more. She appreciates your support.



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