Meet 35-year-old Mabinty from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 4 children between the ages of 8 and 17. Her children are currently attending school. In 1998, Mabinty established her general stock business. She began her business because she needs to create a permanent source of income to support the home. She works at the business throughout the week, 12 hours per day. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.
Mabinty requires a loan in order to buy more books, biscuits and sugar. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and increase her business. In the future, Mabinty plans to expand her business to a big shop. 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.