Hannah is 45 years old and married. She has three children, age 14 to 21. She runs a clothing and dressmaking store in kroo town in the central part of Freetown.
Hannah has owned this business for five years and sells lace, bamako and men's and women's African dress at her market. Her business is the only source of income she has. She says that the main challenges to her business are the exchange rate and inflation.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more lace and African dress. Hannah says that the extra income from this loan will help her educate her children. In the future, she would like to expand her business to various branches.
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.