Meet 30-year-old Kadiatu from Tombo Western, a rural area near Freetown. She is married with 3 children, aged 1 year to 10 years. After the war, Kadiatu established her wood business. She began her business because she needed to create income to support the household. She works at the business 10 hours per day, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is a transportation problem.
Kadiatu requires a loan in order to buy more wood for resale. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and improve her standard of living. In the future; Kadiatu plans to change her business to a provision store. 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.