Rosaline is 50 years old and married with three children between the ages 17 and 23. She runs a plumbing materials store in Krootown inside Freetown. She also takes care of four relatives as well as their own family.
Rosaline has owned this business for 10 years and sells pipes, seat covers, cement and cables at her store. She also receives income from renting out a house to a tenant. She says that the main challenge to her business is customers always return damaged items after they pay for the product.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more plumbing materials. Rosaline says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her business and increase her savings. In the future, she would like to expand her business more.
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.