This is 32-year-old Ruqiatu from Calabatown in Sierra Leone. She is married with two children, aged 9 and 15. They are both currently attending school.
Ruqiatu sells beans, 'benneh' (sesame) and groundnuts. She started her business in 2000 because she needed to create more income. She finds that the increase in transportation cost is her greatest challenge. She plans to use the loan to purchase more beans and 'benneh' (sesame) to expand her business. She hopes to one day become a producer of domestic goods. She greatly 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.