Meet 33-year-old Isata from Georgebrook central area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with 3 children, between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. Two of her children are currently attending nursery school.
In 2002, Isata established her water purifying business. She began her business because she thinks that a lot of citizens are suffering and want to drink pure water. She says that the main challenges to her business are waste of plastic and insufficient electricity power supply. She has 10 employees working for her. Her other source of income comes from sales from a small provision store.
Isata requires a loan in order to buy more materials to purify the water. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to send her children to school for better education. In the future, Isata plans to open a bigger water company. She thanks you 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.