This is 22-year-old Fatmata from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is single with one child aged two years. She began this business because she needs to get her daily living and support her child.
Fatmata runs a food stand business; she sells rice, cooking oil and onions. She has been running this business for four years. She works at the business ten hours per day and seven days per week. She describes her major problem to be price fluctuation.
Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy more food commodities like rice, cooking oil and onions. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her level of living and increase her business. In the future, she plans to become a successful business woman. 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.