Meet 35-year-old Rugiatu from Waterloo, in the western rural area of Sierra Leone. She is married with four children between the ages of three months and 15 years. Two of her children are currently attending school. In 2005, Rugiatu established her plastic-rubber business. She began her business because she wants to get a source of income to support the home. She works at the business 10 hours per day, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is that sometimes the bowls break in transport.
Rugiatu requires a loan in order to buy cups, food containers and plates to sell. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and improve her standard of living. In the future, Rugiatu plans to open a big 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.