Meet 30-year-old Fanta from Tombo Western rural area in Sierra Leone. She is married with 3 children who are between the ages of 4 and 10 years. Two of her children are currently attending school. In 2009, Fanta established her general stock business. She was a housewife but she needed to create income to support the home and improve her standard of living. She works at the business 15 hours a day, 7 days a week. She says that the main challenge to her business transportation and price inflation.
Fanta requires a loan in order to buy more soft drinks, soap, milk, tooth paste and sardines. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to take good care of her family. In the future, Fanta plans to build a permanent residence for her family. 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.