This is 47-year-old Mameh from Torkpoi town in the southern area of Bo. She is widowed with five children between the ages of 12 years and 27 years.
Mameh runs a pharmacy where she sells malarial tablets, pain tablets and Oral hydration Salt (ORS) within her community. She has been running this business for five years alongside her general stock business to raise another source of income in the home. She works at the business every day, from morning to night. Mameh started this business after the death of her husband so she can make income to support the family. She says that the main challenges to her business are the high cost of products and insufficient capital to operate her pharmacy business.
Mameh has requested a loan in order to expand her pharmacy business. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her capital and improve herself and her family's welfare. In the future, she plans to open a big pharmacy store. She appreciates your support.
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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.