Memunatu is 45 years old and married with three children between 16 and 23 years old. She runs a boutique in the western part of Freetown.
Memunatu has owned this business for 10 years and sells shoes, clothing, shirts and skirts at her boutique. She also earns income from a taxi business. She says that the main challenge to her business is that he construction of the road made her reduce the size of her business.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry. Memunatu says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to do international business, importing and exporting of goods.
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.