Meet 40-year-old Mariatu from Jui in the Eastern area in Freetown. She is single with 3 children. She began this business because she wants to educate her children. For the past 15 years, Mariatu has been running her clothing and cosmetic business. She works at the business 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is lack of capital to run her business.
Mariatu requires a loan in order to buy more clothing material and cosmetics to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and have a permanent business location. In the future, Mariatu plans to own 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.