Isata is in her late 40’s. She is married and has four children. She runs a wood business in Tombo, a rural area in western Freetown. She started the business because she wants to generate a permanent source of income. Her husband is a woodcutter but his income is not sufficient to take care of the home.
She began this business after the war and sells wood at her house. She describes the major hardships she faces as inadequate funds to run her business and transportation problems. Isata requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone in order to purchase more wood to expand her business. She says that the extra income generated from this loan will help her to increase her business and to improve her standard of living.
In the future, she would like to change her business from selling wood to operating a food stand store. She is grateful 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.