This is 35-year-old Jariah from Kandeh town in the southern area of Bo, Sierra Leone. She is married and has five children between the ages of 10 and 19. Three of her children are currently attending school. She also has two dependents living with her: relatives from the village. She began her business because her husband is out of a job. She wanted to generate an income to support their family.
Jariah runs a provision shop at her house; she sells milk, sugar, bread, and soft drinks. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business every day from 6:00 am until 11:00 pm. Jariah and her family are living in the shop. She does not have any source of income except her business. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and insufficient capital to invest in her business.
Jariah has requested a loan in order to buy more milk, sugar, bread, and soft drinks. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and improve her welfare. In the future, she plans to be a supplier. 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.