A loan of $350 helped to purchase more cooking oil, rice, and cooking seasoning.

Marie K's story

Marie sells "cookery" beside a busy road. Cookery is a modest term for the wealth of spicy stews that are cooked by local people and served with rice. The building blocks of such stews are palm oil, cassava leaf, rice, green chillis, seasoning (like maggi or red pepper), and chicken or fish.

Marie is a 38-year-old woman from the Aberdeen area of Freetown. She is married with six children, who are currently attending school. In 1999, Marie established her cookery business to contribute to the home. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is the transportation problem within her operating area.

Marie requires a loan in order to purchase more cooking oil, rice, and cooking seasoning to expand her cookery business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her business. In the future, Marie plans to expand her business to a higher level. She thanks you for your support.

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