Meet Mariama, a 30-year-old from Jui eastern area in Freetown. She is single for now. In 2006, Mariama established her assorted drinks business. She began her business because she wants to generate a permanent source of income. She works at the business from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM, seven days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is insufficient capital to expand her business.
Mariama requires a loan in order to purchase more assorted drinks and pure water to expand her business. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to change her status of living and increase her business. In the future, Mariama plans to open a food-stuff table. 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.