Meet 45-year-old Fatmata from Waterloo eastern area in Sierra Leone. She is married with 4 children who are between the ages of 12 and 27. Three of her children are currently attending school. In 1998, Fatmata established general store business within the community. She began her business because she was growing up keen to do business since she was a child. She works at the business from 8:00am until 7:00 pm, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is transportation.
Fatmata requires a loan in order to purchase more milk, mayonnaise, toothpaste, batteries, butter, and sardines. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to become more successful and pay her children's school fees. In the future, Fatmata plans to expand her enterprise to wholesale. 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.