This is 34 -year-old Janet from Goderich, in the western area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with 4 children between the ages of 5 months and 13 years. She has two additional dependents with her and two of her children go to school.
Janet runs a cooking supply store, selling cooking supplies such as cooking oil, onion, tomato paste, salt, bake beans and baking power. She has been running this business for 6 years. She works at the business from 8am until 6pm, six days per week. She also earns income from her husband, who is working as a contractor (house builder). She says that the main challenge to her business is low capital to invest in the business.
Janet has requested a loan in order to buy more food stuff commodities. The extra income from this loan will allow her to effectively take care of her children. In the future, she plans to open bigger store in the Goderich community. She appreciates 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.