This is 38-year-old Massah from Torkpoi town, in the southern area in Bo, Sierra Leone. She is married and has four children between the ages of 2 and 17 years. Her children are attending school. Her husband was a teacher but he has retired from the teaching field.
Massah runs a local food stuff business. She sells palm oil, gari and pepper. She has been running this business for 12 years. She works at the business 11 hours a day and 10 days per month. She also works as a farmer to earn another source of income to support her family, She describes her main problem as a poor road network to the village where she brings her goods.
Massah has requested a loan of Le 1,000,000 in order to buy palm oil, gari, and pepper. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her business. In the future, she plans to open a big palm oil store. 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.