Meet 36-year-old Mamie from Torkpoi town Bo, Southern area in Sierra Leone. She is a married mother blessed with 3 children between the ages of 5 and 11 years, two of whom attend school. In 2003, Mamie established her food stand business at home. She began the business because she wanted to raise money to educate her children since she did not go to school. She works at the business every day from morning until night, at times facing insufficient capital to operate her business.
Mamie requires a loan in order to expand her business by purchasing additional rice and palm oil for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to expand her business and to pay her children's school fees. In the future, Mamie plans to make more profit and support her family. 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.