This is 48-year-old Mamie from Moriba town in the southern area of Bo. She is widowed with 6 children between the ages of 12 years and 30 years.
To earn a living, Mamie operates a palm oil business and sells retail goods in front of her house. She sells palm oil, cigarettes, and sweets. She has been running this business for the past 7 years. She works every day, 8 hours per day. She started this business to have a permanent source of income to support her household. She describes her major problems as insufficient capital to operate her business and transportation.
Mamie has requested a loan in order to buy a variety of items like palm oil, cigarettes, and sweets. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees. In the future, she plans to expand her business to a big shop. 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.