Fatmata is 27 years old and single with no children for now. She runs a general merchandise store in Aberdeen western area in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She also has three additional dependents living with her at home.
When her father died five years ago, Fatmata did not have anyone to take care of her schooling, so she decided to run this business because she needed a permanent source of income to support her family. She sells assorted drinks, bundled water, body creams, hair products, and gallons of oil. She does not have any source of income except her business. She is faced with electricity problems that hinder her in cooling drinks.
She would like a loan in the amount of Le 6,000,000. Fatmata requires a loan in order to buy different kinds of drinks and provisions items. She hopes that this loan will enable her to increase her monthly profits by approximately Le 500,000. In the future, she would like to open a mini-market. She is grateful 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.