Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 43-year-old Mbalu, from Waterloo, an eastern area in Freetown. She is married, with four children between the ages of 17 and 27 years. Three of her children attend school. She started business for the daily survival of her family.
Mbalu runs a food-stand business. She sells chicken and fish within a busy market area. She has been running this business since 2006. She works at the business nine hours per day, seven days per week. Mbalu says that the main challenges to her business are transportation problems and price fluctuations.
Mbalu has requested a loan in order to buy food commodities for resale, like cooking oil and packaged chicken. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children.
In the future, Mbalu plans to have a permanent business residence. 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.