This is 39-year-old Amiemaud from Waterloo, a rural area in Freetown. She is married with three children between the ages of two and 18 years old. She has two additional dependents that live with her at home.
Amiemaud runs a pharmacy store. She sells blood syrup, malarial drugs, baby oil, pads, and cool tablets. She has been running this business for seven years. She began this business because there was no medical center available in the community. She works at the business 15 hours a day, seven days per week. She also earns income from the patients she usually treats at home. She says that the main challenges to her business are the electricity supply to the store and transportation.
Amiemaud has requested a loan through BRAC in order to buy more medical drugs such as blood syrup, malarial drugs, baby oil and pads. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and educate her children. In the future, she plans to build a community hospital. She appreciates your support.
*Please note this loan's original disbursement date was 6/15/12. Due to a generator failure, which prevented upload, this loan was post-dated.
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.