Meet 48-year-old Susan, from Waterloo, an eastern area in Freetown. She is married, with four children between the ages of 11 and 28 years.
Susan began her business because she wanted to create her own source of income, instead of depending on her husband. In 2000, Susan established her general stock business. She works at the business from 8:00am until 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and transportation difficulties.
Susan requires a loan in order to purchase gallons of cooking oil, to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to take care of her family's welfare and to buy a piece of land.
In the future, Susan 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.