Kadiatu is 46 years old and married with two children aged 11 and 12. She runs a provision store in Goderich, a neighborhood in Freetown. She also takes care of relatives as well as immediate family.
Kadiatu sells biscuits, Ovaltine, candles, chocolates and soft drinks at her store. She has owned this business for five years. Kadiatu also receives income from her husband. She says that her foodstuffs business is doing well.
Kadiatu requested this loan through Kiva partner, BRAC Sierra Leone, to purchase more provisions such as eggs, milk, biscuits and chocolates. Kadiatu says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her savings and improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to expand her business further.
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.