Kadiatu is 33 years old and married with three children, ages seven to 13. She runs a local food store in Goderich, in the western area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. Her 3 children attend school. She also has five additional dependent that live with her because they are relatives.
Kadiatu has operated a food store business for 17 years and sells palm oil, native rice, onions and other items. She began this business because she wanted to generate enough income to support her family. Kadiatu says her main challenge is a lack of funds to invest in her business.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more local food, such as palm oil, tomatoes and salt.
Kadiatu says the extra income will help her educate her children and improve their home welfare. In the future, she would like to open more stores in town. She is grateful for your support.
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.