Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 30-year-old Mariama from Kandeh Town in Bo. She is married with four children, aged 3 to 17 years old. Her husband is a farmer and helps support the family. Mariama started her business to help with her home.
Mariama owns a shop selling clothes, shoes and other miscellaneous items. She works 14 hours per day, 7 days per week at her business. One of her greatest challenges is the transportation cost. She requested this loan to purchase more stock such as palm oil, clothes and shoes. She wants to use the extra income from the loan to pay for the education of her children. 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.