Kadiatu is 35 years old and married with 2 children, ages 12 and 18. She runs a spare parts store in Waterloo near Freetown. She also takes care of 2 relatives as well as her immediate family.
Kadiatu has owned this business for 5 years and sells engine oil, used tires and wrenches at her store. She also earns income from renting out a house. She says that the main challenge to her business is a lack of sufficient capital and inflation.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more engine oil, used tires and wrenches. Kadiatu says that the extra income from this loan will help improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to have capital of 60,000,000 SLL.
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.