This is 35-year-old Mary from Grassfield, in the eastern part of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with one child, age seven, who is currently attending school.
Mary has been running her business for seven years now, selling crates of drinks, bottled water, and milk. She also receives income occasionally from her husband and relatives who live abroad. She says that her business is doing well. She is now requesting this loan in order to buy more crates of drinks, bottled water, sugar and milk.
Mary has plans for expansion in the next five to ten years. Her main goal is to see her business develop greatly. She says this loan will enable her to expand her business.
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.