Salamatu is 43 years old and married with three children between the ages of 15 and 20. She runs a boutique in Tengbeh Town, just outside of Freetown. Salamatu has been in this business for five years and sells shoes, bags, clothes, and hair products at her store. Her business helps increase her savings and improve the family income. Salamatu says that her main business challenge is inflation.
Salamatu is requesting a loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more boutique items. She says that the extra income from her loan will help her educate her children. In the future, Salamatu would like to continue to expand her business.
About BRAC Sierra Leone
This loan is administered by BRAC Sierra Leone. BRAC, the world’s largest NGO, takes a multi-dimensional approach to attacking poverty through offering a comprehensive range of programs in the realms of microfinance, capacity building, livelihood development, health, education, and social justice.
BRAC Sierra Leone plays a large role in providing economic empowerment to communities that lack access to the financial mainstream. BRAC Sierra Leone offers small enterprise loans to men and women who desire to expand their small businesses, generate employment opportunities, and provide new services. More information can be found on BRAC Sierra Leone’s Kiva Field Partner Page.