A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase more text books, desk top computers,and A4 paper.


Ethleem's story

Ethleem is 48 years old and married with two children, aged 12 and 23. She runs a stationery store in Aberdeen — a neighborhood in Freetown. She is the bread winner in her family, and also takes care of two relatives and their families. Ethleem has owned this business for 12 years and sells books, pens, paper, photocopying and scanning at her place of business. She also earns income from renting a house to tenants. She says that the main challenge to her business is lack of sufficient capital to expand. She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more text books, desk top computers, and stationery. Ethleem says that the extra income from this loan will help her improve her business and standard of living. In the future, she hopes to open an Internet cafe and extend her business.



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