Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 41-year-old Salamatu from the Waterloo Eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 3 children between the ages of 6 months and 15 years. Two of her children are attending school. She started this business because she dropped out of school at an early age and decided to run a business because she doesn’t want to be idle.
Salamatu runs a provision shop; she sells milk, sugar, ovaltine, mayonnaise and drinks. She has been running this business since 2005. She works at the business seven days a week for twelve hours a day. Salamatu says that the main challenge in her business is that transporting her goods from the city to her business place is very difficult.
Salamatu has requested a loan in order to purchase milk, sugar, ovaltine, mayonnaise and drinks for resale. The extra income from this loan will allow her to buy a plot of land and renovate her house. In the future, she plans to open a big provision 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.