Baby is 38 years old and married with four children between 3 and 23 years old. She runs an electronic appliance store in Waterloo near Freetown. She has three children who are currently attending school.
Baby has owned this business for two years and sells television sets, tapes and DVDs at her store. Her business is the only source of income she has. She says that the main challenge to her business is the problem of transportation.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to purchases more electronic appliances. Baby 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 for 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.