A loan of $800 helped to buy assorted drinks, ground nuts, rice and pure water to sell to her customers.


Augusta's story

Greetings from Kissy bye pass, a community near the small and busy eastern area in Freetown. This is Augusta who is 45 years old, is married, a mother and business woman. Augusta has three children between the age of 18 years and 28 years.

She sells in her retail business cooking oil, ground nuts, rice and assorted drinks at a busy road where many people stop to take transport to other towns and cities. Seemingly distinct businesses are often mixed in Sierra Leone, the idea being that a customer will come to purchase one thing but will leave having purchased another. Augusta has been in business since 1990 and desires to empower her life. She works six days a week and nine hours per day. She likes the fact that she continues to have new customers and has kept the old ones.

Augusta wants to use this loan to buy assorted drinks, ground nuts, rice and pure water to sell to her customers. She would like to open a big shop. She really wants to improve her life and is grateful to BRAC Sierra Leone and the Kiva community for their financial support.


This loan is special because:

It provides women with access to funding in areas where there are limited alternative source of finance.



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