This is 35-year-old Christiana from Moriba town, southern area in Bo, Sierra Leone. She is married with two children between the ages of seven and 18. Her children are currently attending school and she also has two additional dependent who live with her because they are relatives from the village. For the past 12 years, Christiana has been running a general store at a busy market area where she sells soft drinks, soap, milk, biscuits, and phone chargers. She began her business because her husband is a primary school teacher and his income was not enough to take care of their children. Christiana works 14 hours a day seven days per week. She also earns income from the rental of her family house. Christiana's main business challenge is the transportation of goods from town to her shop.
Christiana is requesting a loan to buy items such as soft drinks, milk, sugar, and cocoa. The extra income from her loan will allow her to educate her children and roof her house with new zinc. In the future, she plans to open another shop. Christiana 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.