Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 32-year-old Adama from Aberdeen western area in Freetown. She is divorced with 2 children, 3 and 13 years old. One of her children attends school.
Adama runs a bar and restaurant, where she sells Star beer, stout, soft drinks, and food. She has been running this business for 12 years. She works at the business 6 days per week and 10 hours a day and has one employee working for her. Her other source of income comes from a cinema centre. Adama says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and electricity power supply.
Adama has requested a loan in order to buy more assorted drinks and variety of items such as snack foods, canned goods and bush meat. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living and as a single parent she wants to educate her children up to university level. In the future, she plans to own the biggest entertainment centre. 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.