Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 32-year-old Fatmata from Calabatown, in the eastern area of Freetown. She is married and has two children between the ages of three months and five years. She has four additional dependents that live with her at home.
Fatmata runs a provision store. She sells milk, rice, soft drinks and cool water. She has been running this business for six years. She works at the business from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. every day. She describes her major problems as insufficient capital to run her business and price inflation.
Fatmata has requested a loan in order to purchase food commodities such as milk, rice, soft drinks and pure water. The extra income from this loan will allow her to renovate the roof of her house and increase her business. In the future, she plans to be a businesswoman. 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.