This is 55-year-old Fatmata from Waterloo, an area east of Freetown. She is a widow with one child aged 19 years old, who is currently attending school. She also has nine additional dependents at home.
Fatmata runs a food vending business at home. She sells palm oil, sugar, rice and cooking oil. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business throughout the week, 13 hours per day. She says that her business is doing well. She began her business because she was going to school but did not proceed any further, and later her father gave her away to be married.
Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy more palm oil, sugar, rice and cooking oil to re-sell. The extra income from generated from this loan will allow her to increase her business and feed her family. In the future, she plans to educate her child through university. She 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.