A loan of $425 helped to purchase cigarettes, drinks and biscuits to expand her business.


Umu's story

Umu is a 48-year-old woman from Waterloo, which is in western rural Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with 5 children.

In 1999, Umu established her retail business to contribute to the care of her family. She works from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm, 6 days per week. She says that inflation is the main challenge to her business.

Umu requires a loan to purchase cigarettes, drinks, and biscuits to expand her business.

She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to build a house and increase her business. In the future, Umu plans to expand her business.

She thanks you for your support.



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