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A loan of $125 helped to purchase more rice, sugar, milk, coal, etc., for her business,.


Mariame's story

Mariame lives in West Point, one of the most populated and well-known market areas in Montserrado county. She is 35 years old and stopped her education at the eighth grade. She is married, with three children ages 2, 5 and 7 yearrs. The family lives at home, and the children attend school.

For two years she has been cooking and selling morning "kalama" (soft rice eaten with milk, and sugar) from a bucket in various communities. Some of the problems she faces is small income. She enjoys how her customers buy from her and the profit she makes.

She is requesting a loan to buy more rice, sugar, milk, coal, etc., for her business.

In the near future she hopes to build a house for her children.



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