This is 50-year-old Kadiatu from Waterloo in the eastern area of Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with six children between the ages of 11 and 30 years old. She began her business because her husband is an old man. She wanted to generate income to support her family.
Aminata runs a general merchandise store within a busy market. She sells rice, Maggie,onions,and palm oil. She has been running this business for 25 years. She works at the business 7 days per week and 12 hours a day. She says that the main challenges to her business are the high rate of theft and the poor road network.
Aminata has requested a loan in order to buy more rice, Maggi, onions and palm oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and have a shop structure of her own. In the future, she plans to build her house and increase her business. 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.