Mariama is 34 years old and married with no children yet. She runs a store in Moriba town Bo, Southern area in Sierra Leone. She has two relatives at home.
She has been in this business for eight years and sells sugar, milk, mayonnaise, butter and sardines. Her husband helps with the family income through his work as a civil servant. She says that the main challenge to her business is transportation issues within her area.
Mariama requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy more items like sugar, milk, mayonnaise, butter and sardines. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her increase her business and improve her standard of living. In the future, she would like to expand her business. She is grateful 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.