This is Salamata from Sierra Leone. She is 48 years old and married with nine children. Her youngest child is eight years old.
Salamata owns a cookery in Waterloo, a suburb outside of the capital. She initially started in business because her father was sick and she had to drop out of school to help the family. She chose the food business because it has the most customers and is a profitable business. She works from 7 am to 7 pm every day. She is requesting the loan to purchase more raw ingredients for her restaurant, including rice, soft drinks, oil, sesame and tomatoes. She hopes to see her business expand into a larger space and become more profitable. 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.