Mabinty is 34 years old and married with two children, ages 6 years and 18 years old. She runs a general merchandise store in Waterloo, eastern area in Freetown. She has two additional relatives that live with her at home.
She's been in this business for five years and sells bagged rice, bagged flour, Maggi and cooking oil. She describes her major problems as insufficient capital and cost of transportation from Freetown to Waterloo.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more cooking items like bagged rice, bagged flour, Maggi and cooking oil. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her educate her children and expand her business. In the future, she would like to build a house. She is grateful 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.