Alimatu is 30 years-old and married with two children, aged seven years and 15 years-old. She runs a general merchandise store in Goderich in a western area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Both of her children are currently attending school. She has three additional dependents that live with her at home.
She's been in this business for seven years and sells Maggie, rice, cooking oil, sugar, tomatoes, macaroni, baked beans and palm oil at her store. She also earns income from her husband, who works as a police man, a government civil servant. She says that her business is doing well and they are living an average life.
Alimatu requested this loan through Kiva partner BRAC Sierra Leone in order to purchase more palm oil, eggs, luncheon meat, tinned tomatoes and bags of rice. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her profit and improve her children’s welfare. In the future, she would like to open another outlet in a different area. 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.