Meet 35-year-old Mariama, from Torpoittown in Sierra Leone. She is married, with three children between the ages of 8 years and 13 years. Her children are currently attending school.
In 2007, Mariama established her salon business. She began her business because she needed to create her own source of income, instead of depending on her husband alone. She works at the business 8 hours per day and six days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation.
Mariama requires a loan to purchase more hair, hair-relaxing cream, and curing pins to expand her business . She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to increase her business and pay her children's school fees.
In the future, Mariama plans to expand her business even 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.