Marie is 40 years old and married with 2 children, ages 4 and 22. She runs a Pharmacy store in Aberdeen-western part in Freetown. She has 1 employee working with her.
Marie has been in this business for 5 years and sells malaria drugs, blood tonic and cosmetics at her store. She also earns income from renting out a house. She says that the main challenge to her business is problems with transportation to travel with drugs from a neighboring country.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more malaria drugs, blood tonic and cosmetics. Marie says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her family status and increase her business level. In the future, she would like to expand her business to a clinic level.
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.