Fatmata is 43 years old and married with 2 children, ages 12 and 17. She runs a rice store in Kissy near Freetown. Her spouse is a teacher. Fatmata and her spouse take care of one relative as well as their immediate families.
Fatmata sells rice, sugar and oil at her store. She has owned this business for 13 years and says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation of food stuff. Fatmata also earns income from renting out a house.
Fatmata requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchase more bags of rice, oil and sugar. Fatmata says that the extra income from this loan will help her immensely in taking care of herself and family. In the future, she would like to sell goods on wholesale.
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.