This is 38-year-old Isatu from Grassfield in the eastern area of Freetown. She is married with two children between the ages of 10 and 15 years old. Her children are currently attending.
Isatu runs a general merchandise store within a busy market area. She sells bags of rice, rubber bowls, oil, lining materials, and slippers. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 7:30 pm seven days per week. She also earns income from transportation of a commercial bike. At present, she is facing low purchasing power of her customers during the rainy season.
Isatu has requested a loan in order to buy more stock of items such as bags of rice, rubber bowls, oil, lining materials, and slippers. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and expand her business. In the future, she plans to own a structure for her family. 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.