This is 31-year-old Alimatu from Tengbeh town, western area, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She is married with no children for now. She also has two additional dependents at home.
Alimatu runs a used items and cosmetics store; she sells chairs, creams, mattresses, computers, keyboards, bicycles, fans, and foam. She has been running this business for five years. She works at the business seven days per week. She also earns from her husband who works in a (NGO) Non Governmental Organization. She also loans mobile phones on credit to customers. She says that the main challenge to her business is high competition in the business.
Alimatu has requested a loan in order to buy more used items and cosmetics. The extra income from this loan will allow her to responsible on home affairs. In the future, she plans to open an outlet in a different location. She appreciates your support.
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.