A loan of $1,175 helped to purchase items such as milk, sugar, cigarettes, pure water and drinks to sell.


Mariama's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 33-year-old Mariama from Waterloo, in the Eastern area in Freetown. She is married with two children between the ages of 7 years and 14 years. Her children are going to school. She attended school up to class six and because of the death of her mother she decided to start a business to support her younger sister and brother.

Mariama runs a general merchandise store. She sells milk, sugar, cigarettes, pure water and drinks. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business seven days, twelve hours per day. Mariama says that the main challenge to her business is that transporting her goods from the city to her business place is very difficult.

Mariama has requested a loan in order to purchase items including milk, sugar, cigarettes, pure water and drinks 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 open a big provision shop. She thanks you for your support!



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