Meet 35-year-old Kadiatu from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with two children between the ages of 10 and 18 years old. Kadiatu's children are currently attending school. In 1997, Kadiatu established her business. She began her business because timber has no seasonal problem and it is easy to operate. She works at the business from 7:30 am until 8:00 pm, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are fuel problems in processing the timber and transporting it from one point to another.
Kadiatu requires a loan in order to buy more timber and saw machines. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children. In the future, she plans to employ people to make different types of furniture. 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.