This is 47-year-old Aminata from Moriba town southern area in Bo town. She is married with 4 children between the ages of 10 years and 25 years. She began this business because she needs a permanent source of income.
Aminata runs a provision shop where she sells milk, sugar, tea leaves, phone cards, sardines and bread. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business 11 hours per day and 6 days per week. She also earns income from her elder son. She says that the main challenge to her business is the lack of capital to operate the business.
She has requested a loan in order to buy more milk, sugar, tea leaves, phone cards, sardines and bread. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and start up a savings account. In the future, she plans to build a house. 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.