This is 32-year-old Miatta from Kulanda town Bo; she is married with 3 children between the ages of 2 month and 11 years old. She began her business because her parents stopped paying her school fees when she got pregnant with her first child, so she decided to start a business in order to have a permanent source of income.
Miatta runs a palm oil business within her neighborhood. She sells palm oil, coconut oil and nut oil. She has been running this business for 12 years. She works at the business 11 hours per day and 6 days per week. Her husband is a business man; she also receives income from him. She says that the main challenge to her business is the slow purchasing power of customers.
Miatta has requested a loan in order to buy more palm oil as well as other goods to resell. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children school fees and increase her business. In the future, she plans to see her business grow bigger. 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.