A loan of $700 helped to purchase cartons of crocros fish, kunnie fish, snapper fish, shine-nose fish and kutah fish.


Nafisatu's story

This is 53-year-old Nafisatu. She is widowed, and has four children aged 13, 15, 17 and 18, who all are school-going children. She has two additional dependents who live with her to attend school and assist with the business and at home.

In 1972, Nafisatu established Raw Fish business. She began her business because she did not attain any formal education because traditions did not allow a girl child to go to school in those days. She started assisting her mother in her business as a teenager. The commissions she gathered were used to start her own business. She later got married and still continued her fish business.

Working seven days a week and nine hours a day, she earns about 2,320,000 SLL every month from this business. Her major challenges are increases in fish prices, delays in payment from creditors and that sometimes fish bought from the cold room are not in good order.

She would like a loan in the amount of 3,000,000 SLL. Nafisatu requires a loan in order to purchase cartons of crocros fish, kunnie fish, snapper fish, shine-nose fish and kutah fish.

In the future, Nafisatu plans to open a fishing business or cold room for her children, build another house on her remaining land and provide quality education for her children. She is hardworking, devoted, peaceful and a reliable business woman. She thanks you for your support.



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