Meet 37-year-old Regina from Grassfield in the eastern area of Freetown. She is divorced with two children between the ages of 12 and 14 years old. Her children are currently attending school. In 2004, Regina established her provision store business. She began her business after her husband divorced her for another woman. She started a business to generate a permanent income to send her children to school. She works at the business every day from morning until night seven days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are the poor road network and low purchase power during the rainy season.
Regina requires a loan in order to buy more food commodities such as coffee cream, mayonnaise, marmite and butter. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to expand her business and educate her children up to university since she is a single parent. In the future, Regina plans to establish another enterprise. 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.