Meet Ya- Marie. She is 24 years old and from Waterloo2 eastern area in Freetown. She is married, with one child.
In 2010, Ya- Marie established her retail business. She began her business because she wanted to develop herself. She works at the business from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is the poor network within her operation area.
Ya- Marie 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 improve her welfare and increase her business.
In the future, Ya- Marie plans to open a foodstuff 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.