This is 35-year-old Memuna from Kandeh town in the Southern area of Bo, Sierra Leone. She is a married mother of one child who is 5 years old.
Memuna runs a cosmetics business at Kandeh Town Market. She sells vaseline, baby oil, and body cream. She has been running this business for 8 years. She works at the business every day 10 hours per day. Memuna only earns income from her shop. She says that the main challenges to her business are competition in the market and the high cost of transportation.
Memuna has requested a loan in order to buy a variety of cosmetics like vaseline, baby oil, and body cream. The extra income from this loan will allow her to start a savings account and increase her business. In the future, she hopes to open three shops. 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.