This is 43-year-old Marie from Tengbeh town in the western area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married and has four children between the ages of 11 and 18 years. Her children currently attend school.
Marie runs a bar and a restaurant where she sells crate drinks, food and mobile phones. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business seven days per week, 11 hours a day. She also earns income from her husband. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.
Marie has requested a loan in order to buy more assorted drinks, foodstuffs and mobile phones. The extra income from this loan will allow her to change her standard of living and educate her children. In the future, she plans to open an outlet.
She appreciates 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.