Meet 40-year-old Kadiatu from Moriba in the southern area of Bo. She is married with five children between the ages of seven and 23. Her children are currently attending school. In 2002, Kadiatu opened her store. She started her business when two of her children entered secondary school and she found cost of education expensive. So she decided to start the business to raise money to help her husband support their family. She works at the business every day, six days per week. Kadiatu and her family live in the shop. She describes her major problem as the cost of customs tax and transportation.
Kadiatu requires a loan in order to buy more body cream, televisions, musical sets and perfume. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and pay her loan installments. In the future, Kadiatu plans to build a big house. She thanks you for 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.