Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 35-year-old Musu from Torkpoitown Southern area in Bo, Sierra Leone. She is married, with three children between the ages of 4 and 16 years. Her children are currently attending school.
Musu runs a palm oil business. She sells wholesale palm oil within a busy market area. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business 11 hours a day and 7 days per week. Her other source of income comes from small-scale farming in the village. Musu says that the main challenge to her business is customers want credit to buy the palm oil, but fall to pay back on time.
Musu has requested a loan to buy gallons of palm oil. The extra income will allow her to improve her standard of living and educate her children up to university level, because she did not go to school. In the future, she plans to open a palm oil store.
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.