Binta runs a general merchandise shop at a main road in town, where she sells various items, including crate drinks, rubber buckets, used clothes, pots, baby food, and plastic containers for water. She has been running this business for 10 years. She explains that she works at the business from 8 am until 6 pm, 7 days per week. Her other source of income comes from selling palm oil and gari (a staple food in her region). Binta says that her main business challenge is the fact that she lacks capital to invest in and expand her business.
Binta has requested a loan in order to buy more goods, such as crate drinks, rubber buckets, used clothes, pots, and baby food. With the additional profits she expects to generate as a result of the loan, she will be able to improve her family's standard of living and living conditions. In the future, she plans to open a bigger shop in town. She thanks you for your support!
About BRAC Sierra LeoneThis 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.
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