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Total loan: $700
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Marie

Sierra Leone
Makeni, Sierra Leone / Food Market

A loan of $700 helped to buy more food items to sell.


Marie's story

This is 50 year-old Marie. She is widowed, and has four children ages 22, 17, 14 and 11.

In 2004, Marie established her canned tomatoes, soap, rice, flour, vegetable oil, onion, caustic soda, magi, and sugar business. She began her business because she dropped out of school due to the traditional belief that a girl child should not be educated. She joined her mother in doing her business, and later got married.

She started taking rice by bags from the Lebanese shops on a credit basis. The profit she generated was used to start her own business. Working 7 days a week and 10 hours a day, she earns about Le 988,000 every month from this business.

She would like a loan in the amount of Le 3,000,000. Marie requires a loan in order to purchase the following items: bags of different kinds of rice, bags of flour, sugar, cornmeal, containers of vegetable oil, packets of maggi, salt, cartoons of canned tomatoes, etc.

In the future, Marie plans to invest in the business and expand more to purchase a piece of land. The loan will help to maximize more profit as additional income.

She graduated from group lending to the individual loan, and hopes to pay within the stipulated dates. She thanks you for your support.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: May 23, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: May 23, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Association for Rural Development (ARD)