Meet 31-year-old Betty from Torpoi town Bo in Sierra Leone. She is married and has two children, 5 years and 12 years. One of her children is going to school. In 2009, Betty established her retail business. She began her business because she needs to create income to improve her standard of living. She works at the business every day from morning to night. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and inadequate funds.
Betty requires a loan in order to purchase tooth paste, rice and soft drinks. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and repay her loan. In the future, Betty plans to improve her shop. 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.