A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase bags of rice, tomato, couscous, milk, and mayonnaise.


Fatmata's story

This is 26 year-old Fatmata, who is single and without children. In 2012, she established a business selling rice, oil, couscous, milk, Ovaltine and sardines. Fatmata began her business because after her exams she did not have fees to continue studying. She works seven days a week, 12 hours a day and earns about 1,100,000 SLL every month. Fatmata’s major business challenges are competition and the rainy season.

Fatmata is requesting a 5,000,000 SLL loan to purchase bags of rice, tomato, couscous, milk, and mayonnaise to sell. She hopes that her loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits. Fatmata states that “in the future I want to further my education and still continue with the business.”



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