Mabinty is 25 years old and lives in Tombo, which is a rural area west of Freetown. She is single and has one child who is two years old. In 2010, she went into the business of selling plastic bowls. She began her business to help her family live a better life. She works for 10 hours a day, 7 days a week and says that her main challenge is inflation. She is requesting a loan to buy more bowls to sell to her customers. She hopes that the extra income she earns from this loan will allow her to buy a piece of land. Her goal for the future is to expand her business and she is very grateful for the support she receives from Kiva and BRAC Sierra Leone.
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.