This is 45-year-old Isatu from the Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is a widow with four children between the ages of 10 and 25. Two are going to school and one is in university. Isatu maintains a general stock; she sells rice, sugar, salt and flour. She has been running this business for 20 years. She works at the business throughout the week, from morning to night. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation. Isatu has applied for a loan to buy more general stock for resale, such as rice, sugar, salt and flour. The extra income from this loan will allow her to build a permanent business structure. In the future, she plans to import goods from overseas. 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.