Meet 36-year-old Esther from Tombo in the Western rural area in Freetown. She is married with four children between the ages of 1 year and 17 years. Two of her children are currently attending school.
In 2006, Esther established her plastic slippers business. She began her business because she needs to create income to support the home. She works at the business ten hours per day and seven days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is lack of enough capital to run her business.
Esther requires a loan in order to buy more plastic slippers. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and take care of the home.
In the future, Esther plans to own 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.