Mary from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I'm a food vendor; with help I can expand my business and earn more for my family.

I want to start buying items in bulk so that I can sell to more people-- a one time purchase will set up business to earn much more in the future!


I am a hard-working small businesswoman. I own my own business where I sell meals on the street. I also create local food ingredients and spices that improve African food flavor and taste.

My goals are to expand my business so I can earn enough to care for my family. My business is successful, but I can't earn enough to provide for my family.

I want to purchase items in bulk so I can sell at a larger volume and earn the money I need to care for my family. The more I can sell, the more I can earn. Larger volume = larger profits / take home.

Meeting this need will help me because it will give my business the boost it needs to expand and allow me to earn my way out of poverty.

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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?)

Mary is a successful Develop Africa microfinance beneficiary. We are very thankful for her hard work, faithfulness, and perisistence. She needs a boost to expand her business. Thank you for joining us in helping her grow her business.

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