Meet 32-year-old Watta from the southern area of Kandeh in Bo, Sierra Leone. She is married and has four children between the ages of 6 years and 15 years. Her children are currently attending school.
In 1999, Watta established her dry meat and dry fish business. She began her business because her husband is out of work. She walks four miles to go and buy the pork. Then she prepares the pork and fish from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. She works at the business every day, going door to door to sell. She has more sales during special occasions. Her customer base has increased but she has insufficient capital to invest on her meat sales.
Watta requires a loan in order to buy more pork and fish. She hopes that the extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children and pay her installment. In the future, Watta plans to own a meat shop. She thanks you for 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.