This is 33-year-old Fatmata from the eastern area in Freetown. She is married with two children between the ages of nine and 12 years. Her children are currently going to school.
Fatmata runs a nut coal and palm oil business. She sells palm oil and nut coal. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. She says that the main challenge to her business is the poor road network within her operation area.
Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy more nut coal and palm oil. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and have a permanent business location. In the future, she plans to expand her business. She appreciates lenders' 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.