Meet 41-year-old Memunatu from Waterloo Eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 8 children from ages 7 months to 25 years. She began her business because she wanted to create income to support her children and herself. In 2000, Memunatu established her general store business. She began her business to help her family. She works there from 8:00am until 9:00pm, Monday through Friday. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and transportation difficulties.
Memunatu requires a loan in order to purchase more items like cigarettes, bags of rice, soft drinks, and milk to sell at her store. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and buy a piece of land. In the future, Memunatu plans to own the biggest shop in the community. 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.