Meet 45-year-old Salamatu from Torkpoi Town, Bo, in Sierra Leone. She is married and has four children between the ages of 15 and 25. Two are currently attending school. In 2003, Salamatu established her retail business. She began her business because she wanted to create a permanent source of income to support her family. She works at the business every day from morning to night. She says her business is doing fine. Salamatu needs a loan in order to buy more food provisions, such as oranges. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living. In the future, Salamatu 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.