A loan of $925 helped to purchase food items including toothpaste, soap, drinks and electronic devices for resale.


Saffiatu's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 47-year-old Saffiatu from Waterloo, in the Eastern area of Freetown. She is divorced with four children between the ages of 13 years and 27 years. Three of her children are attending school. She started this business because she needed to create a permanent source of income to support the home. Saffiatu runs a retail store. She sells toothpaste, soap, drinks and electronic devices. She has been running this business since 2007. She works at the business seven days, twelve hours per day. Saffiatu says that the main challenge to her business is the fact that transporting her goods from the city to her business place is very difficult. Saffiatu has requested a loan in order to purchase items including toothpaste, soap, drinks and electronic devices for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to buy a plot of land and renovate her house. In the future, she plans to build a permanent business location. She thanks you for your support!



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