Meet 26-year-old Isha from Waterloo2 in the western rural area of Freetown in Sierra Leone. She is married with one child who is three years old. In 2004, Isha established her fish business. She began her business because she wanted to create income for her survival. She works at the business from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm, 6 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation and proper business location.
Isha requires a loan to purchase more fish for resale. 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, Isha plans to expand her fish 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.