Umu is 35 years old and married with two children, ages five and 12. For the past eight years, she has sold plastic and rubber shoes and slippers at a busy market in Kuland town in the southern area of Bo, Sierra Leone. Umu's husband is also a businessman and he helps her support the family and run the business. Her major business challenge is that the road network to her area of operations is very poor.
Uma is requesting a loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy a variety of rubber slippers and shoes to increase her inventory. The extra income from her loan will help improve her life and her family's well being. In the future, Uma would like to see her business grow and she would like to have a big house and become rich. She is grateful 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.