Ramatu is 45 years old and married with 3 children between the ages of 23 and 29. She runs a general merchant store in Grassfield, a neighborhood of Freetown.
Ramatu has been in this business for 10 years and sells provisions and building materials at her store. She also earns income from renting a house. She says that the main challenge to her business is price control (inflation).
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more business commodities. Ramatu says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve the standard of living for her family. In the future, she would like to be a supplier to other business partners.
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.