Meet 35-year-old Idiatu from Goderich in the western area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married and has three children between the ages of five years and 19 years. Two of her children are currently attending school.
In 2004, Idiatu established her business, selling general merchandise. She began her business because she needed to generate enough income to assist her husband. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.
Idiatu requires a loan in order to buy more soft drinks, vegetable oil, eggs, mayonnaise and cigarettes. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living. In the future, Idiatu plans to establish her business in another location and employ staff members.
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.