Meet 29-year-old Aminata from Waterloo Western rural area in Freetown. She is married with two children between the ages of eight and eleven years. During the past eight years, Aminata established her fish business. She began her business because she wanted to develop herself and children. She works at the business from 8:00am until 5:30 pm, six days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is to improve her livelihood.
Aminata requires a loan in order 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, Aminata plans to expand her business more. 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.