This is 32-year-old Fatmata from Kandeh town southern area in Bo. She is married with three children between the ages of six and 18 and she has five additional dependants living with her who are relatives. Fatmata's children are currently attending school. For the past 10 years, she has run a general merchandise store where she sells cement, palm oil, and gari, which is made from cassava. Fatmata works at her business 12 hours a day, six days per week and it is her only source of income. She describes her biggest business challenge as insufficient capital to operate her business.
Fatmata is requesting a loan to buy more stock such as cement, palm oil, and gari. The extra income from her loan will allow her to improve her standard of living and start a savings account. In the future, she plans to expand her business more. Fatmata appreciates your support.
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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.