A loan of $225 helped to buy more used clothing for resale.

Mbalu's story

Mbalu is 40 years old and lives in the province of Makeni in Sierra Leone.

Mbalu has four children, Three of her children are currently attending school. She is married to a teacher.

In 2006, Mbalu started her business of walking through busy streets and marketing selling second-hand clothing. She starts work each morning at 8 a.m. Her business has survived, even though there are times when the trade slowed down. Mbalu sources new pieces of material and clothes to resell once her stock is sold.

She wants to use this loan to source more clothing at good prices so that she can grow her business. She hopes to use the extra income to improve her family’s standard of living.

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