This is 49-year-old Augusta from Torkpoi Town in Bo, Sierra Leone. She is married with four children, between the ages of nine and 24. Three of her children currently attend school.
Augusta sells rubber and wood from her house and works seven hours a day, five days a week at her business. She started her business to improve herself and to educate her children. She requested the loan to buy more stock, such as rubber and wood, for her business. She says that transportation is high, and the prices of wood and rubber rise and fall, making her business more unpredictable.
The client wants to use the proceeds of her business to feed her family and pay her children’s school fees. She thanks you for helping her business improve.
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.