This is 43-year-old Marie from the Jui Eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 4 children between the ages of 6 years and 18 years. Her children are going to school.
Marie runs a Pharmacy in the Jui Community. She sells a variety of medical drugs such as malarial drugs, blood syrup and cholera drugs. She has been running this business for 2 years. She works at the business six days per week from 8:00am to 10:00pm. Marie describes her major problems as poor electrical power supply and transporting the drugs from Freetown to her shop.
Marie has requested a loan in order to purchase more malarial drugs, blood syrup and cholera drugs for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to repay her loan and have a permanent business structure. In the future, she plans to open a hospital and employ the youth in that particular community. She appreciates your support.
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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.