This is 45-year-old Iye from Moriba town Bo. She is married with two children, ages 12 years and 18 years. Her children are currently going to school. She started this business because she wanted to stop sitting at home as a housewife and create a source of income to take care of her needs.
Iye runs a used clothing business. She has been running this business for eight years. She works at the business 10 hours per day and seven days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is the slow purchasing power of customer.
Iye has requested a loan in order to buy used clothing for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and buy a freezer to improve the home. In the future, she plans to establish her business to a shop level. 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.