Meet 38-year-old Rugiatu from Waterloo2, Western rural area, in Sierra Leone. She is married with four children.
In 2001, Rugiatu established her retail business. She began her business because she wants to empower herself. She works at the business ten hours per day and six days per week. She says that the main challenges to her business are price inflation and insufficient capital to expand her business.
Rugiatu requires a loan in order to purchase more cigarettes, drinks, soap and pure water. 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, Rugiatu plans to expand her business more than ever. 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.