Greetings from Sierra Leone! This is 43-year-old Isatu from Waterloo eastern area in Freetown. She is married with 5 children between the ages of 9 years and 26 years. Three of her children attend school. She started her business for the daily survival of her family.
Isatu runs a food stand business, selling cooking seasonings, oil and rice. She has been running this business since 1988. She works at the business 9 hours per day and 7 days per week. She says that the main challenge to her business is the problem of price control in the market.
She has requested a loan in order to buy food commodities like cooking seasonings, oil and rice. The extra income from this loan will allow her to educate her children. In the future, she plans to have a permanent business location. 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.