Mary from Freetown, Sierra Leone

Single mother struggling to get by; with equipment I can start a second business.

I'm working as a housemaid & barely getting by. I'm illiterate, so my prospects are limited; with coolers/a freezer, I can work selling cold drinks.


I am an illiterate single mother who never went to school. This has excluded me from decent-paying jobs and severely limited my access to income-earning opportunities. I am currently a housemaid earning very little - barely enough to get by.

My goal is to start a small business selling refreshing cold drinks and cold water. Because of the hot and humid weather, there is a high demand for cold drinks. People involved in this business in my community make a decent profit.

I need help with purchasing a deep freezer, 2 large coolers / ice-chests, and other accessories needed to start selling cold drinks.

Meeting this need will enable me to start a business and make a huge difference in my life. With this second source of income, I will be able to feed and better take care of my special needs daughter.

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This need has been validated by Sylvester from Develop Africa

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Validated by Sylvester from Develop Africa (What does this mean?)

We have known Mary for over a decade and can attest to the fact that her passion for her children is very strong. She is always seeking ways and means to make her children comfortable and happy.

About Sylvester

I am the President of Develop Africa. My work involves oversight of the organization and also managing different projects. I enjoy being able to assist people with potential who need a "hand up" out of their predicament or inability. I am passionate about helping to create opportunities that… Read more