This is 32-year-old Regina from the town of Moriba. She is widowed with three children between the ages of 7 and 13 years. Her children are going to school. Regina started doing business because her parents did not educate her, so she has no option but to run a fish business.
Regina sells raw fish. She has been running this business for 15 years. She works at the business six days a week. She says that the main challenge to her business is sometimes her fish spoil.
Regina has requested a loan to buy more fish for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her children's education and increase her business. In the future, she plans to educate her children up to university. 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.