Meet 42-year-old Abibatu from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married with eight children. Twenty years ago, Abibatu established her palm oil business and her cassava bread business at her house. She began her business because that way, she generates her own source of income. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 7:00 pm, 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is insufficient capital to expand her business.
Abibatu requires a loan in order to purchase more palm oil to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to change her status of living and expand her business. In the future, Abibatu plans to expand her business still more. 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.