This is Kadiatu from the Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is in her late thirties. She is married with 5 children between the ages of 5 years and 25 years. She began this business because she wants to create a permanent source of income.
Kadiatu runs a general store; she sells drinks, cigarettes, biscuits and soap. She began running this business 3 years ago. She works at the business every day, 12 hours per day. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.
Kadiatu has requested a loan in order to purchase additional inventory. The extra income from this loan will allow her to pay her children's school fees and change her family's standard of living. In the future, she plans to open a 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.