This is 27-year-old Fatmata from Calabatown in the eastern area in Freetown. She is a single mother with two children, ages 3 and 8. She describes herself as a hardworking woman. She decided to start a business to create income for herself since she did not go to school.
Fatmata runs a provisions store; she sells milk, sugar, Ovaltine and pure water. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business every day, from morning to night. Her business is the only source of income she has. She describes her major problem as insufficient capital to run her business.
Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy more provision items like milk, sugar, Ovaltine and pure water. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees and increase her business. In the future, she plans to have a permanent residence on her own. 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.