Meet 40-year-old Annemarie from Kandeh town Bo. She is married and has four children between the ages of 17 years and 24. Two of her children are currently attending school. In 2006, Marie established her local foodstuff business. She began her business because she needed to generate income to support her family. She works at the business throughout the week, from morning to night. She says that, despite the challenges of inadequate capital and high costs of transportation, she is a woman who works hard at her business.
Annemarie needs a loan in order to buy more foo-foo (cassava grain), palm oil and wood. She hopes that the extra income that results from this loan will allow her to increase her capital and pay for her children’s school. In the future, she plans to expand her business. 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.