This is 43-year-old Fatmata from the Port Loko Northern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 5 years and 22 years. Two of her children are going to school.
Fatmata runs a used bag business within a busy market area. She sells different kinds of used clothes. She has been running this business since 1991. She works at the business throughout the week, 12 hours per day. She says that the main challenge to her business is during the rainy season the slow purchasing power of customers.
Fatmata has requested a loan in order to buy more used clothing for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to take good care of her family. In the future, she plans to open a used clothing and shoe shop. 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.