Amera is 41 years old, married, and has four children, ages 7 to 20. She runs a general store in the Jui eastern area in Freetown. Two of her children are currently attending school. She has been in this business for 15 years, and she sells milk, sugar, cigarettes and baby food in her neighborhood. She also receives financial help from her daughter. She says that the main challenge to her business is price inflation. She applied for this loan through BRAC Sierra Leone to buy milk and other commodities to stock her store. She says that the extra income from this loan will help her take care of her family. In the future, she would like to open a big shop. 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.