A loan helped to purchase more domestic materials and other assorted items to increase her business.


Isata's story

Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 45-year-old Isata from Waterloo. She is married with 2 children between the ages of 24 and 28 years old; one of them is in school.

Isata runs a retail table business and sells domestic materials and other assorted items to her customers around the community. She started this business 20 years ago because she wanted to take care of herself and her family. Her other source of income is from her husband.

Isata says her main challenge has been the effects of Covid 19. She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more domestic materials and other assorted items. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her to take care of her family and to increase her business.

In the future, Isata would like to expand to a larger scale. She gives thanks to BRAC Sierra Leone and Kiva for their support.


This loan is special because:

It provides access to funding in areas where there are limited alternative sources of finance.



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