This is 50-year-old Aminata from Jui, eastern area in Freetown. She is married with two children. She has three additional dependent who live with her because they are relatives from the village. Aminata runs a soap business – she sells local soap and gari from her house. She has been running this business for four years. She works 8 hours per day, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are lack of insufficient capital to run the business and price increases.
Aminata has requested a loan in order to purchase palm oil and soap powder to prepare the soap. The extra income from this loan will allow her to improve her standard of living and expand her business. In the future, she plans to renovate her house. 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.