This is 48-year-old Aquati from Krootown central area in Freetown. She is married with one child aged 17 years. Her child is currently attending school. She began this business because she needed a permanent source of income to support her family.
Aquati runs a bar and restaurant; she sells soft drinks, dry meat, chicken snacks, and fried rice. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business seven days per week. She also receives income from her husband. She says that the main challenge to her business is inadequate electricity supply.
Aquati has requested a loan in order to buy more assorted drinks, bags of rice, and a fan. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her family's welfare. In the future, she plans to have the biggest restaurant in town. She appreciates your support.
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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.