Nenneh is 35 years old and married with 5 children. Her 5 children are currently attending school. She runs a general merchandise store in Waterloo, near Freetown.
Nenneh has been in this business for 6 years and sells sugar, salt, flour, Maggi (a product for enhancing the flavor of soups and stews), and tomato paste at the marketplace. She says that her business is doing well. The family also earns income from her husband's business.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more food commodities. Nenneh says that the extra income from this loan will help her educate her children. In the future, she would like to expand her business further.
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.