Fatmata is 43 years old and is married with five children, aged between 3 and 24 years old. She runs a general store in Waterloo, an area east of Freetown.
She has been in this business since 2003, and sells bread, soap, palm oil, cigarettes, rice and milk from her home. She also earns income from her domestic garden. She says that the main challenge to her business is transportation.
She requested this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy different kinds of bread, soap, palm oil, cigarettes, rice and milk to increase her business. She says that the extra income generated from this loan will help her educate her children and buy a plot of land. In the future, she would like to be a distributor. 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.