Mariatou is a member of Ding Ding Bantaba Credit Union, in the Bwiam region. She lives in Sibanor and is a mother of six and works as a cook in the nearby Abca Creek Lodge, an eco-tourism lodge. Mariatou joined the credit union in 2016. She took her first loan to buy a deep freezer. She used this to set up a business enterprise to sell ice to people living in her local community. She is “grateful to her credit union because it supported her with a loan and helped her to earn extra income for her family”.
We all need an ally at some point in our lives. When we find one, it can make all the difference in the world. Mariatou’s story is one of the many good news stories from the Credit Union in Sierra Leone.